We believe that natural gas has an important role to play in the future energy mix and the global energy transition to a lower carbon economy. This work cannot be done in isolation, and our approach is to continually expand and develop our network of partners in order to enable the gas industry to play its part in the wider global energy sector.
In the Global Gas Centre, we aim at fostering exchange with stakeholders from all across the energy industry. A special focus is also put on innovation with dedicated workshops/seminars on current research projects to pave the way for the decarbonisation of gas, and to ensure that all gases (biomethane, biogas ang hydrogen) can contribute to mitigate climate change.
The role of gas trade and its importance to international trade in global commodities is reflected in our memorandum of understanding with UNCTAD; the GGC closely collaborates with UNCTAD in the Global Commodities Forum which is held every two years.
Our partnership with the International Society for Energy Transition Studies (ISETS) allows our members to be up to date with the latest developments in the energy transition in Asia-Pacific. The ISETS is a worldwide non-profit professional organisation based in Australia, which has members in over 30 nations and international organisations. ISETS was found by a group of 31 energetic and internationally acclaimed professionals who have extensive experiences in energy, environment and other sustainable development issues and three energy institutes.
In addition, we cooperate closely with the Strategic Minds Company (formerly known as Bingmann Pflüger International), one of Germany’s leading strategy consultancies specializing in energy, commodities and infrastructure. Since 2019, the GGC and the SMC/BPI jointly organize the annual Berlin Gas Session and an Energy Dialogue at the Reichstag, which traditionally takes place in March, to discuss the most pressing strategic energy issues between industry players, leading political decision-makers and key influencers.
Moreover, we are committed to collaborate with academia and the energy policy community as a whole, and have begun a number of partnerships with academic institutions and international think-tanks, such as ISETS or EPRINC (Energy Policy Research Foundation Inc., based in Washington DC).