Olga Gassan-zade
Olga Gassan-zade
Senior Advisor
Working on: Climate policy and strategy, Decarbonization of the oil and gas sector
May 2017

Olga is a senior energy and climate expert with over 20 years of experience in climate policy and carbon markets in transition economies and developing countries.  Her consulting work focuses on supporting public authorities and companies in building institutional capacity in low carbon planning, mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, greenhouse gas accounting and carbon pricing. She has advised on implementation of carbon crediting and emerging emissions trading schemes in the former Soviet Union states, the transposition of the EU acquis, and the larger impact of EU energy and climate policies on the EU neighbourhood countries.  Sector-wise, she has worked closely with the iron and steel, cement, chemicals, and oil and gas sectors. Most recently, her focus has been on improving the understanding of fugitive methane emissions. She has led multiple methane detection and measurement campaigns and has personally visited over 60 oil and gas facilities to assist the local companies in identifying measures to reduce methane emissions and improving emission accounting. She has been supporting the delegation of Ukraine in Article 6 negotiations since COP27 in Glasgow and in the UNFCCC process since 2007. She is a member of the Article 6.4 Supervisory Body and its current Chair, elected in 2023. 

She enjoys memorizing semi-useless information, including the names of 100+ mushrooms in Norwegian, Ukrainian, Russian, and Latin, and is a trainee mushroom controller with the Norwegian Mushroom Association.

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