[Webinar]: Methane Webinar Series: Reducing Methane Emissions from Agricultural Rice Cultivation and Livestock in California and China

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm


December 13  |  5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
December 14  | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (China Standard Time)

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Methane is responsible for approximately 20 percent of current global warming, and methane emissions continue to increase worldwide. For both California and China, one potential shared avenue for reducing methane is through more sustainable agricultural practices, as agriculture is a major source of methane emissions in these two regions. What opportunities exist for reducing methane emissions from the agricultural sector, particularly rice cultivation and livestock? We heard from issue experts from California and China, offering their insights. 

* Editor's Note: In the closing remarks, an error was made. The Global Methane Pledge calls for 30% reductions of methane based on 2020 levels by 2030, not 1990 levels. 

5:00 p.m. Discussion is opened by Moderator, Jiang Lin, Nat Simons Presidential Chair in China Energy Policy at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

5:05 p.m. Introductory Remarks: 

  • Charting a Methane Mitigation Roadmap for Agriculture
    • Meian Chen, Program Director/Senior Analyst, Innovative Green Development Program (iGDP)

5:20 p.m. Panel Discussion: 

  • Addressing California's Livestock Emissions
    • Roberta Franco, Senior Environmental Scientist, California Department of Food and Agriculture 
  • Reducing Emissions from Rice Cultivation in California 
    • Jeffery Coronado, California Air Resources Board
  • Reducing Emissions from Rice Cultivation in China
    • Kunyu Niu, Professor, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

6:00 p.m.  Moderated Audience Q & A

6:20 p.m. Closing Remarks 

  • Caitlan Frederick, Research Associate, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD) 

This webinar series is organized by The California-China Climate Institute, in partnership with the Innovative Green Development Program. Supported by Climate Imperative and IGSD.