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Russian Federation International Activities

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The Global Methane Initiative Exit EPA is an international initiative that advances cost-effective, near-term methane recovery and use as a clean energy source.

Possessing the world's largest coal reserves, the Russian Federation is one of the leading coal producers. The largest and most important coal-producing region in the Russian Federation, the Kuzbass, located in the south-central part of the country, has coal reserves estimated to be on the order of 14.5 billion tonnes. The Asian section of the Russian Federation (east of the Ural Mountains) is likely to have some of the largest coal mine methane (CMM) and coalbed methane (CBM) resources in the world. While the Russian Federation is currently the world's 4th largest emitter of CMM, these emissions are expected to decrease over time.

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