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GECF, UNESCO discuss new areas of cooperation

Yury Sentyurin, Secretary-General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), will make an official visit to UNESCO headquarters in Paris and hold a working meeting with Shamila Nair-Bedouelle, Deputy Director of Natural Sciences, to confirm the progress of the memorandum. I did it. Understand ink in December 2020.
The conference discussed existing cooperation flows and new areas of cooperation in the coming months, especially as the United Nations embarks on the “International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development” in 2022.
Centurin is involved in GECF activities, especially high-level dialogue on UN energy, the involvement of forums in UN events such as the UNFCCC COP26 and UNECE sessions, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
“18 members, who account for more than 70% of proven natural gas reserves, are aware of climate challenges, assessing and strengthening the role of the international community in addressing environmental challenges. Puts climate action at the forefront of priorities. Natural gas complements the expanding intermittent renewable energy in compliance with all major energy scenarios and is serious about achieving sustainable development goals. “I’m putting it off,” Sentrylin pointed out.
UNESCO officials are committed to the Department of Natural Sciences in building skills and capabilities, the substance and mission of the World Engineering Day Initiative for Sustainable Development, the role of science in overall progress, the transfer of technology and knowledge, and Assistance to developing countries, especially Africa.
Nair-Bedouelle emphasizes the historical responsibility of developed countries to help developing countries adapt to climate change, while leading the process of transferring knowledge and technology and bringing about large-scale climate adaptation. We reaffirmed our trust in the UNESCO GECF community.
“The degree and rate of decarbonization varies from country to country, but depending on the country’s situation, the energy industry needs to adapt and increase its efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The gas industry is recovering. We strive to improve our strength and reduce our impact on the environment, “says Sentyurin.
In the field of research and development, GECF staff explained the activities of the recently established GECF Gas Institute and its scientific committee in Algeria.
He said GRI received a total of 29 ideas from the beginning, three of which have been studied in the past year.
GECF’s Global Gas Outlook 2050, among other things, has its own technological advancement scenarios. He said this scenario would allow observers to measure the direction and impact of technology on global society.
With the theme of science education and support for young people, Centurin will start regular internships for qualified students in addition to inviting young researchers and scientists to several events in the forum. Recalled the efforts of the Secretariat for.
The GECF Executive Secretary emphasized cooperation with the St. Petersburg Mining University (SPMU). It is the premier educational institution for oil and gas high school education, a mining expert, and the UNESCO International Center for Mining Engineering Education Ability. ..
He suggested that the GECF-UNESCO-SPMU trilateral cooperation would create a common approach to education standards and the implementation of joint projects.
Signed in December 2020, the GECF-UNESCO MoU aims to integrate the capabilities of the two organizations in the areas of climate change control, natural resource management, capacity building, technical assistance and shared expertise.
Regarding the concept of “rig to reef” as part of the protection of biodiversity and the environment, Centurin, which is the subject of the MoU, is the “Coral Management Program” implemented by Qatar, a GECF member country, regarding the protection of coral reefs. Was emphasized.
The Secretary-General urged UNESCO’s Department of Natural Sciences to support efforts to standardize GHG emissions measurements, which are currently the focus of the industry in the absence of a unified methodology.

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