U.S. Government Global Methane Initiative Accomplishments
The U.S. government provides key leadership for two international methane emission reduction efforts: the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) and the Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC). The U.S. Government's International Methane Mitigation Activities: 2017 Accomplishments report summaries of the U.S. government’s methane emission reduction accomplishments throughout the world, and also features sector-specific activity highlights during FY 2017.
Annual Methane Emission Reduction from U.S.-Supported Projects, 2005-2017
With assistance from several agencies—particularly the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. State Department—the U.S. Government has supported identification and implementation of more than 1,100 methane mitigation projects since 2005. In 2017, these projects reduced methane missions of nearly 40 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent (MMTCO2e). Since 2005, GMI efforts have also identified additional possible mitigation projects with an estimated cumulative potential to reduce another 504 MMTCO2E.
|Year||Actual Emission Reductions||Potential Emission Reductions|
Note: Data are compiled from the GMI’s database of project activities. These data represent the best available yet conservative estimates of emission reductions, including actual emission reductions from projects supported by the U.S. Government and potential emission reductions from other projects identified through U.S. Government efforts.
U.S. Government Funding and Leveraged Funding, FY 2005-FY 2017
U.S. government funding for international methane emission reduction activities from FY 2005 through FY 2017 totaled more than $97 million. U.S. support has leveraged approximately $610 million in additional funding from other sources.
|Funding Type||Funding (million USD)|
|Total U.S. Government Funding||97.0|
FY 2017 U.S. Expenditures by Activity
U.S. Government funding enables technical assessments, information sharing and capacity building on methane emissions management, as well as GMI partnership activities including in-person and virtual meetings and workshops.
Previous U.S. Government Reports
- 2016 Activities (2017 Annual Report)
- 2015 Activities (2016 Annual Report)
- 2014 Activities (2015 Annual Report)
- 2013 Activities (2014 Annual Report)
- 2012 Activities (2013 Annual Report)
- 2011 Activities (2012 Annual Report)
- 2010 Activities (2011 Annual Report)