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Global Methane Initiative (GMI)

Global Methane Initiative (GMI)

The Global Methane Initiative (GMI) is a voluntary, multilateral partnership that aims to reduce global methane emissions and to advance the abatement, recovery and use of methane as a valuable clean energy source. 


  • With assistance from the U.S. Government, GMI has supported the identification and implementation of more than 1,100 methane emission reduction projects. In 2016, these projects delivered actual annual methane emission reductions of over 40 MMTCO2E. Read the latest annual report.
  • Since GMI’s inception in 2004, the United States has invested about $93.3 million in the Initiative, helping to leverage $589.9 million in contributions and/or in-kind services from other Partners or Project Network members. Learn more about U.S. accomplishments through GMI.
  • The United States supports the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC). CCAC’s methane reduction activities often build on GMI’s technical assistance and the U.S. seeks opportunities to create synergizies across related international programs.

GMI Map of Methane Sites

GMI methane sites mapGMI maintains a map of more than 2,000 sites across the globe where methane abatement, recovery, and/or use projects have been identified or completed. View the interactive GMI Map of Methane Sites on the international GMI website.Exit

2018 Global Methane Forum

2018 Global Methane ForumMethane experts and policy-makers from around the world met to discuss options for methane reduction and abatement activities.
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Presentations from the previous forum, which was held in Washington, DC in 2016, are available here.Exit