Sabina Assan

Coal Mine Methane Analyst

Sabina joined Ember in 2022 as a Coal Mine Methane Analyst, raising the profile of coal mine methane and promoting the technologies and policies to measure and reduce these emissions.

She has over five years experience in the environmental sector, including work in measuring fugitive methane emissions from anthropogenic sites in Europe.

She holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences from Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de L’Environnement, and holds an MSci in Physics.

In her spare time you will probably find her outdoors climbing something.

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Australia’s 15 proposed coal mines would lift industry methane by one-fifth

Australia’s 15 proposed coal mines would increase methane emissions by an estimated 190 thousand tonnes.

  • Australia
  • Coal Mine Methane
Myuna coal mine in Australia Research

Australia’s coal mines can deliver two-thirds of methane cuts

Australia could reduce its total annual methane emissions by 18% by 2030 from coal mines alone, delivering two-thirds of its commitment in the Global Methane Pledge.

  • Australia
  • Coal Mine Methane
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Safeguard Mechanism Consultation - Response for Coal Mine Methane

By capping the methane emissions of Australia’s current and proposed coal mines, the Safeguard Mechanism can push the coal mining sector to close (or not open) gassy coal mines, whilst maximising the amount of methane captured and destroyed at its facilities.

  • Australia
  • Coal Mine Methane