EBA joins Group of Experts on Gas at the United Nations

Brussels 22/03/24 Yesterday, Harmen Dekker, the EBA CEO, was appointed member of the bureau of the Group of Experts on Gas of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). This group integrated by eight experts helps UNECE’s member states to deliver on key political commitments such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Harmen Dekker, stated: “I am honoured to have been appointed as a member of the Group of Experts on Gas at the UNECE on behalf of EBA. Sustainable biogases  have an important potential to supply all countries with a secure, affordable and  renewable energy carrier. Biogas and biomethane are a resource addressing several societal issues and bringing circularity and environmental benefits. I look forward to cooperating with fellow experts to drive future developments”.

This expert group enables multi-stakeholder dialogue on sustainable and clean production, distribution, and consumption of gases. The group focuses on policy dialogue and exchange of information and experiences on gas issues of regional relevance, including the role of low carbon, decarbonized, and renewable gases. 

The EBA Secretary General, Giulia Cancian, attended the 11th session of UNECE’s Group of Experts on Gas at the UN Nations Palace in Geneva, where she underlined the role of biomethane for the clean energy transition and its contribution towards security- affordability and sustainability.


Angela Sainz  – EBA Communications Director sainz@europeanbiogas.eu