Global Methane Initiative (GMI)

Global Methane Initiative (GMI) GMI is a voluntary, multilateral partnership that aims to reduce global methane.
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As of July 2023, we have 47 Partner Countries and the European Commission that have joined the Global Methane Initiative. Participation now includes the 10 largest methane emitting countries in the world and all told, Partners are responsible for nearly 70% of total man-made methane emissions.

Curious about what topics will be discussed at the Forum? Check out our preliminary agenda and stay tuned for news about...
01/03/2024

Curious about what topics will be discussed at the Forum? Check out our preliminary agenda and stay tuned for news about the innovative speakers who will be there. High-level speakers from government, international organizations, and industry will address how to mobilize methane action across major methane-emitting sectors. https://www.globalmethane.org/2024forum/agenda.html

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in support of the Global Methane Initiative, participated at the International...
12/27/2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in support of the Global Methane Initiative, participated at the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) World Congress 2023 in Muscat, Oman. On the final day of the conference, GMI officials expressed the importance of measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) in the waste sector to meet national and Global Methane Pledge (GMP) commitments.

GMI presented its MRV resource center for methane emissions, specifically highlighting its Policy Maker’s Handbook for MRV in the Biogas Sector. The handbook is a free resource designed to help government decision-makers overcome barriers in accounting for emissions and emissions reductions from biogas projects.

GMI resources can play a significant role in achieving greenhouse gas reduction commitments, including those of the GMP, which aim to reduce methane emissions by 30% by 2030.

Learn more: https://www.globalmethane.org/resources/details.aspx?resourceid=5182

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in support of the Global Methane Initiative, participated at the International...
12/26/2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in support of the Global Methane Initiative, participated at the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) World Congress 2023 in Muscat, Oman. On Day 2 of the conference, GMI presented on financial readiness of organic waste projects and new technology adoption toward a circular economy.

GMI highlighted the results of a pre-feasibility study on using biogas to power a decentralized cold storage system in rural India to demonstrate how organic waste projects can improve economic outcomes as well as apply innovative technologies.

This pre-feasibility study utilized GMI’s free biogas estimation tools, Organics Economics (OrganEcs) and Anaerobic Digestion Screening Tool to determine the study’s results. Learn more: https://globalmethane.org/resources/details.aspx?resourceid=5224

Reducing methane emissions was a top priority at COP28. Our database contains resources your country or organization can...
12/18/2023

Reducing methane emissions was a top priority at COP28. Our database contains resources your country or organization can use to learn more about mitigating methane: https://ow.ly/sENw50QgEYh

The COP28 Global Methane Pledge Ministerial took place last week in Dubai. Ministers discussed the importance of finance...
12/15/2023

The COP28 Global Methane Pledge Ministerial took place last week in Dubai. Ministers discussed the importance of finance, energy, food & agriculture, and waste pathways to reducing methane emissions.

GMI supports the Global Methane Pledge and its ambitious goal to reduce global methane emissions. Leveraging the global attention that the Pledge has brought to the urgency of reducing methane emissions, GMI will continue to collaborate with stakeholders, develop tools and resources, and provide technical support and capacity building to advance methane mitigation around the world: https://ow.ly/lLi450QgWET

The Lowering Organic Waste Methane Initiative (LOW-Methane) was launched last week at COP28. GMI is a partner in this in...
12/14/2023

The Lowering Organic Waste Methane Initiative (LOW-Methane) was launched last week at COP28. GMI is a partner in this initiative, which aims to jumpstart global action to cut methane emissions from the waste sector by delivering at least 1 million metric tons of annual waste sector methane reductions before 2030. Learn more: https://ow.ly/SU5i50QgWUP

GMI is proud to recognize our partner countries who are supporting global methane action at COP28. We applaud the United...
12/13/2023

GMI is proud to recognize our partner countries who are supporting global methane action at COP28. We applaud the United States on the announcement of updated regulations to sharply reduce methane from the oil and natural gas industry. https://ow.ly/PbFY50QgEZi

Watch the recorded methane mitigation panel from the United States Pavilion: https://ow.ly/LMMz50QgEZh

At COP28, the World Bank announced the launch of the Global Flaring and Methane Reduction Partnership that will focus on...
12/12/2023

At COP28, the World Bank announced the launch of the Global Flaring and Methane Reduction Partnership that will focus on fugitive oil and gas methane emissions. Methane emissions from venting, leakage, and flaring in the oil and gas sector are responsible for roughly 25% of global anthropogenic methane emissions.

This new program will support developing countries to detect emissions, provide financial support for implementation, identify methane abatement projects that the World Bank could support, and promote strategic partnerships.

Learn more: https://ow.ly/bTP150QgF2y

The COP28 Climate & Clean Air Coalition Ministerial on 8 December focused on financing for projects that mitigate short-...
12/11/2023

The COP28 Climate & Clean Air Coalition Ministerial on 8 December focused on financing for projects that mitigate short-lived climate pollutants, with spotlights on upcoming initiatives and opportunities to engage partners. Ministers also launched CCAC’s Clean Air Flagship during the meeting. Learn more: https://ow.ly/5WSu50QgF4b

GMI is proud to recognize our partner countries who are supporting global methane action at COP28. We celebrate Canada’s...
12/11/2023

GMI is proud to recognize our partner countries who are supporting global methane action at COP28. We celebrate Canada’s announcement of strengthened oil and gas regulations to mitigate methane. Learn more: https://ow.ly/sJhe50QgEVV

The 3rd Almaty Energy Forum in Kazakhstan took place in November and GMI hosted a workshop on methane management targeti...
12/05/2023

The 3rd Almaty Energy Forum in Kazakhstan took place in November and GMI hosted a workshop on methane management targeting decisionmakers in Central Asian countries. GMI also collaborated with United Nations Development Programme - UNDP on a panel to explore how countries can set up favorable national frameworks for methane policies and use Article 6 of the Paris Agreement to support their efforts. Learn more about the event: https://almatyenergyforum.kbtu.kz/index.html

Municipalities around the world are using GMI’s free, Excel-based Solid Waste Emissions Estimation Tool (SWEET) to quant...
11/27/2023

Municipalities around the world are using GMI’s free, Excel-based Solid Waste Emissions Estimation Tool (SWEET) to quantify emissions of methane and other pollutants from solid waste sources.

In Novi Sad, the second-largest city in Serbia, the South Backa Waste Management Region and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency used SWEET to analyze emission reduction benefits for scaling up their composting plant. The SWEET analysis compares 3 scenarios of food, garden, and green waste capacities, and estimates their total emission reductions potential. Learn more:https://www.globalmethane.org/mrv/sweet/SWEET_Case_Study-NoviSad.pdf

Register today! The GMI O&G Subcommittee is hosting a virtual meeting on 14 December at 07:30 EST (UTC -5). The meeting ...
11/21/2023

Register today! The GMI O&G Subcommittee is hosting a virtual meeting on 14 December at 07:30 EST (UTC -5). The meeting will feature an overview of the Oil & Gas Subcommittee’s priorities for 2024, presentations on new and existing oil & gas-related tools, and a preview of the Oil & Gas Technical Sessions at the 2024 Global Methane Forum. Learn more and register at: https://www.globalmethane.org/events/details.aspx?eventid=726

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in support of the Global Methane Initiative, recently participated in the Worl...
10/24/2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in support of the Global Methane Initiative, recently participated in the World Biogas Association India Congress in New Delhi. EPA presented on GMI efforts, including the results of a pre-feasibility study on using biogas to power a decentralized cold storage system in rural India.

This study, conducted using GMI’s biogas estimation tools, Organics Economics (OrganEcs) and Anaerobic Digestion Screening Tool, found that processing livestock manure into biogas to generate power for cold storage can improve economic outcomes for farmers, increase food security, and reduce methane emissions from organic waste.

This conference brought together policy- and decision-makers, and innovators across the country to advance bioenergy potential and deliver net zero methane emission targets. Learn more: https://www.globalmethane.org/resources/details.aspx?resourceid=5224

GMI helps partner countries accelerate the mitigation, recovery, and use of methane from biogas, including agriculture, ...
10/19/2023

GMI helps partner countries accelerate the mitigation, recovery, and use of methane from biogas, including agriculture, municipal solid waste, and wastewater, coal mines, and oil & gas.

Our new fact sheet describes some of the ways we provide cost-free technical and financial support to countries to mitigate methane emissions, including by helping them quantify emissions reductions and benefits, evaluate project-level feasibility, design and implement methane mitigation policies and projects, build in-country institutional capacity, and more.

Learn more: https://ow.ly/LsiQ50PPVOK

10/18/2023

Urgent Action to Cut Methane Emissions from Fossil Fuel Operations is Essential to Achieve Global Climate Targets by CCAC Secretariat - 11 October, 2023 SHARE Facebook share Twitter LinkedIn Copy URL Email Print Breadcrumb Home News and Announcements Urgent Action to Cut Methane Emissions from Fossi...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in support of the Global Methane Initiative, is on the ground in Indore, India...
10/13/2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in support of the Global Methane Initiative, is on the ground in Indore, India, conducting a study tour of Indore’s waste collection and treatment operations. Four municipal officials from Madurai and Coimbatore joined the study tour to learn about how Indore improved compliance with India’s Solid Waste Management Rules, including source separation of municipal solid waste, collection of separate waste streams, and treatment of organic waste in one of India’s largest biogas plants.

Study participants learned best practices for behavior change and education to increase source separation compliance and learned about the successful business model for organic waste valorization. The Indore study tour demonstrates GMI efforts to strengthen capacity and knowledge sharing of successful waste management and biogas projects that reduce methane emissions and maximize recovery of methane as a renewable energy source.

Learn more about how GMI supports partners:https://globalmethane.org/documents/GMI%20Methane%20Mitigation%20Solutions%20Factsheet.pdf

Have you met our Steering Committee Leadership team? The Global Methane Initiative is led by Chair Tomás Carbonell, Unit...
10/05/2023

Have you met our Steering Committee Leadership team? The Global Methane Initiative is led by Chair Tomás Carbonell, United States and Vice Chairs M. Nagaraju, India, and Daniel Benefoh, Ghana. In August, they met to discuss GMI goals and objectives, the September Steering Committee meeting, and the upcoming 2024 Global Methane Forum. With their impressive combined experience, GMI is well positioned to reduce methane globally. To read more about our leadership team, visit: https://www.globalmethane.org/steering/index.aspx

Did you know that GMI Partner Countries have reduced methane emissions equivalent to planting more than one billion tree...
10/03/2023

Did you know that GMI Partner Countries have reduced methane emissions equivalent to planting more than one billion trees? Check out this video documenting some of GMI's accomplishments to date!

The Global Methane Initiative (GMI) is an international public-private partnership focused on reducing barriers to the recovery and use of methane as a valua...

Did you know the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) is partnering with the UNECE, the Global Methane Hub, and the Climate &...
09/28/2023

Did you know the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) is partnering with the UNECE, the Global Methane Hub, and the Climate & Clean Air Coalition for the upcoming 2024 Global Methane Forum? To learn more, visit: https://ow.ly/fV0A50PPKyc

The Steering Committee met in early September in Washington, DC to discuss strategic priorities, share methane mitigatio...
09/26/2023

The Steering Committee met in early September in Washington, DC to discuss strategic priorities, share methane mitigation milestones, and chart a course for activities leading to the 2024 Global Methane Forum. Thank you to our partner countries for your insightful and engaging discussions! We’re already looking forward to our March 2024 meeting.

Congratulations to GMI Partner Countries Canada, Germany, Japan, and Nigeria for joining the United States and European ...
09/21/2023

Congratulations to GMI Partner Countries Canada, Germany, Japan, and Nigeria for joining the United States and European Union as Champions of the Global Methane Pledge, leading the way to accelerate methane reductions at home and globally. We look forward to helping you achieve these ambitious goals by 2030.

New Global Methane Pledge Champions Call for Accelerated Action on Methane to Keep 1.5°C Within Reach by CCAC Secretariat - 20 September, 2023 SHARE Facebook share Twitter LinkedIn Copy URL Email Print Download Download PR- New Global Methane Pledge Champions Call for Accelerated Action on Methane ...

On 24 August, the new GMI Steering Leadership team met to discuss the upcoming Steering Committee meeting to be held in ...
09/05/2023

On 24 August, the new GMI Steering Leadership team met to discuss the upcoming Steering Committee meeting to be held in Washington, DC. It was the first time the leaders from the United States, India, and Ghana met as the 2023-2025 GMI Leadership Team.

GMI goes to Malaysia! GMI staff traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in June to attend and present at the Fourth Alliance ...
08/31/2023

GMI goes to Malaysia! GMI staff traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in June to attend and present at the Fourth Alliance for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Methane Roundtable and Technical Workshop, held in conjunction with Energy Asia 2023. GMI gave a presentation on available technical resources and facilitated a panel discussion on key methane emissions sources in the oil and gas sector and ways the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and GMI can provide technical assistance to interested stakeholders. To learn more about GMI technical resources, see https://ow.ly/iQOq50PAyAC.

Have you seen our Biogas Sector tools? We have solid waste emissions estimation, anaerobic digestion screening, and wast...
08/29/2023

Have you seen our Biogas Sector tools? We have solid waste emissions estimation, anaerobic digestion screening, and wastewater assessment technology tools available to you on our website. Check them out: https://www.globalmethane.org/biogas/index.aspx

GMI was on the ground in India recently discussing opportunities to improve inventory and management of methane emission...
08/24/2023

GMI was on the ground in India recently discussing opportunities to improve inventory and management of methane emissions from coal mining. Learn more about best practices in monitoring coal mining emissions from this United Nations Economic Commission for Europe/GMI Guide: https://www.globalmethane.org/resources/details.aspx?resourceid=5185.

[Pictured: GMI Partners from the United States and India in front of a “Climate Clock” which shows the time left to limit global warming to 1.5 C.]

We have started planning for the 2024 Global Methane Forum and we want to hear from you! If you have suggestions for age...
08/21/2023

We have started planning for the 2024 Global Methane Forum and we want to hear from you! If you have suggestions for agenda, topics, or speakers, please email the Secretariat at [email protected]. https://ow.ly/bcHb50PzSxp

We are thrilled to welcome Ghana as a Vice Chair of the GMI Steering Committee. Ghana joins the United States and India ...
08/17/2023

We are thrilled to welcome Ghana as a Vice Chair of the GMI Steering Committee. Ghana joins the United States and India on the leadership team. With their leadership, GMI is well-positioned to achieve ambitious action on methane. Learn more about our leadership team: https://ow.ly/yamQ50PzSmE

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