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The Global Methane Initiative (GMI) plays an important role in promoting methane capture and use projects internationally and reducing emissions of methane globally. The 2012 U.S. Government's Global Methane Initiative Accomplishments report summarizes the contributions of participating U.S. government agencies and highlights their 2011 projects and activities.
This report was developed collaboratively by EPA, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
Read individual report sections:
- Table of Contents (PDF) (1 pg, 32K)
- Letter from the Assistant Administrator (PDF) (1 pg, 120K)
- The Global Methane Initiative (PDF) (8 pp, 1.2MB)
- Sector Highlights (PDF) (14 pp, 439K)
- Looking Forward (PDF) (1 pp, 89K)
In 2011, the United States:
- Contributed more than $5 million in government funding to GMI efforts in FY2011.
- Leveraged nearly $466 million in private and public sector contributions from FY2005 - FY2011.
- Supported GMI efforts that yielded actual annual emission reductions totaling approximately MMTCO2E.
- Held more than 20 workshops and “hands-on” technical demonstrations in more than 10 Partner Countries.
Figure 3: FY 2011 U.S. Expenditures by Type of Activity
Figure 4: FY 2011 U.S. Expenditures by Region
Figure 5: U.S. Government Funding and Leveraged Funding FY 2005-FY 2011
Figure 6: Annual Methane Emission Reductions from U.S.-Supported Projects,2005-2011