Anatoli Launay-Smirnov

Senior Analyst (Coal Mine Methane)

Anatoli leads the Coal Mine Methane team, campaigning to reduce emissions from coal mines globally, which emit more methane than oil or gas industries. To achieve this, Ember is working with governments, international NGOs and organisations such as UNEP, UNECE and the International Methane Emissions Observatory, to develop policies and methodologies to measure, report and mitigate emissions of coal mine methane.

Anatoli graduated from the London School of Economics and has over 15 years of experience in the carbon and energy sector, including work in developing coal mine methane utilisation projects in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Anatoli lives in France, raising a daughter, beagle and a kitten.

image Policy Response

Feedback to New South Wales’ Environment Protection Authority’s Public Consultation on the draft Climate Change Policy and draft Action Plan 2022-2025

This document describes the importance of specifically focussing on methane emissions from the coal mining sector in NSW’s Climate Change Policy and proposes two new pillars for action in NSW’s Action plan; Inform and Plan, and Mitigate.

  • Australia
  • Coal Mine Methane
image Policy Response

Comments to Australia's Climate Change Bill 2022

Australia’s targets and ambition will need to increase significantly to put the country firmly on track to support the 1.5 degrees goal in the Paris Agreement, including stronger interim targets and action to address methane emissions.

  • Australia
  • Coal Mine Methane
image Commentary

Why the world must act on coal mine methane

Coal is dirtier than you think. This is why the world must act on coal mine methane.

  • World
  • Coal Mine Methane
  • Coal