March 31, 2022   •   News

GRA Council Meeting 2022

The eleventh GRA Council meeting was held online over three days, 21-23 February 2022, hosted by Chile.

The meeting was attended by 137 representatives from 39 countries and 11 partner organisations. Australia has now officially passed the Council Chair role to Chile, with Spain accepting the Vice-Chair role.

The meeting included reports on the past year’s achievements from the GRA Special Representative, Research Groups and Working Groups (Innovation and Research Stocktake). Six proposals for new global Flagship Projects were presented for approval. Two new GRA Partner organisations presented to the Council. The meeting also involved a workshop related to mitigation for small holders and a review of the current GRA Operational Plan.

Key outcomes of the meeting include:

  • Five new global Flagship Projects were approved during the meeting, with the sixth project proposal gaining approval shortly after.
  • The two Working Groups established in 2021 will continue in 2022.
  • GRA to become a ‘Supporter’ of the Global Methane Pledge (GMP) and to invite Environmental Defence Fund to be an official GRA Partner.
  • New Zealand will continue to host the GRA Special Representative and Secretariat, with additional support from members and no changes to the TOR for these roles.

The meeting report and recordings of the online sessions are now available to view by clicking HERE.