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Global Methane Initiative (GMI) The Global Methane Initiative (GMI) is a voluntary, multilateral partnership that aims to reduce glo

As of May 2012, we have 40 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.

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The video recording and presentation for GMI’s webinar, The Role and Importance of Measurement, Reporting, and Verificat...
11/29/2022

The video recording and presentation for GMI’s webinar, The Role and Importance of Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) for Biogas Projects, held on 8 September 2022, is now available on the GMI website. View them at: http://ow.ly/8NJ350LPa84.

11/22/2022

Want to stay up to date with future methane mitigation events? Sign up for the GMI Mailing List: http://ow.ly/g64w50LB9Sx

Did you miss any of the Global Methane, Climate and Clean Air Forum sessions? Recordings of the Plenary and Joint Techni...
11/17/2022

Did you miss any of the Global Methane, Climate and Clean Air Forum sessions? Recordings of the Plenary and Joint Technical Sessions are now available on the 2022 Forum website! View the recordings here: http://ow.ly/vUWl50LB98w

11/15/2022

Interested in learning more about the Global Methane, Climate and Clean Air Forum? Check out our website for a link to the Climate & Clean Air Coalition summary that includes highlights and photos from the various sessions: http://ow.ly/A9QP50Ly5Mm

11/11/2022

GMI and the Climate & Clean Air Coalition developed a Joint Statement to summarize the 2022 Forum and discuss next steps on methane and short-lived climate pollutant mitigation. Read the full statement here: http://ow.ly/sKlz50Ly55U

Thank you to all who participated in the Global Methane, Climate and Clean Air Forum! Nearly 1,000 attendees joined in-p...
11/09/2022

Thank you to all who participated in the Global Methane, Climate and Clean Air Forum! Nearly 1,000 attendees joined in-person and virtually from more than 66 countries. Learn more about 2022 Forum participation: http://ow.ly/Zcrr50Ly4zm.

Thank you to everyone who made the Global Methane, Climate and Clean Air Forum a huge success! Climate & Clean Air Coali...
09/29/2022

Thank you to everyone who made the Global Methane, Climate and Clean Air Forum a huge success! Climate & Clean Air Coalition

Let’s continue the discussion – comment and share below about projects that mitigate methane and other short-lived climate pollutants!

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in support of the GMI, is in Novi Sad, Serbia this week for a conference focus...
09/16/2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in support of the GMI, is in Novi Sad, Serbia this week for a conference focused on methane mitigation through organic waste diversion and treatment. The conference features speakers from the Serbian Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Center of Excellence for Circular Economy and Climate Change, and more.

Over 100 representatives from surrounding Serbian municipalities are in attendance to learn about the GMI’s work supporting organic waste diversion and treatment in Novi Sad. The City of Novi Sad utilized the GMI’s SWEET and OrganEcs tools in pre-feasibility studies when developing the composting plant.

Improved organics programs across Serbia will help the country meet its Global Methane Pledge Commitment. Read more about the Pledge at: http://ow.ly/l1wh50KLpV1

Measurement, reporting, and verification () for  projects is critical for developing robust emissions inventories and en...
08/16/2022

Measurement, reporting, and verification () for projects is critical for developing robust emissions inventories and enhancing targets.

Join GMI on Thursday, September 8 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT (UTC -4) for the first in a series of webinars focused on MRV for biogas projects. This first webinar will introduce the basics of MRV, discuss the big picture importance of MRV in the context of the Paris Climate Agreement, and highlight GMI’s MRV resources.

Register here: http://ow.ly/j6V850KkQMW

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08/15/2022

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This September, join us at the Global Methane, Climate and Clean Air Forum, a joint event hosted by the CCAC and the Global Methane Initiative (GMI).

The Forum is a premier global event that brings together policymakers, industry leaders, technical experts, and researchers from around the world to discuss opportunities to protect the climate and improve air quality with a special focus on .

Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/GMCCAF22-registration

A new version of our Anaerobic Digestion Screening Tool is now available! Developed with U.S. Environmental Protection A...
06/21/2022

A new version of our Anaerobic Digestion Screening Tool is now available! Developed with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the tool can assist your organization in assessing the technical and financial feasibility of your project. An updated user manual and new training video are also available to help you make the most of the tool. http://ow.ly/Wx0p50JoqQf

Explore best practices for measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) of  emissions in the ,  mining, and  sectors w...
06/08/2022

Explore best practices for measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) of emissions in the , mining, and sectors with GMI’s MRV Resource Center, developed in partnership with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Access best practices, resources, and tools for MRV of methane emissions and emissions reductions. https://globalmethane.org/mrv/

GMI’s powerful Methane Emissions Dashboard can help you leverage U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data to . Launch t...
06/02/2022

GMI’s powerful Methane Emissions Dashboard can help you leverage U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data to . Launch the dashboard to explore emissions measurements and projections throughout the world. http://ow.ly/OJbv50JjIFn

Meeting materials from the Coal Mines Subcommittee meeting held on 23 March 2022, including a PDF of the presentation an...
05/26/2022

Meeting materials from the Coal Mines Subcommittee meeting held on 23 March 2022, including a PDF of the presentation and a written summary, are now available on the GMI website! View them at http://ow.ly/zbIm50JarGe

The GMI Oil & Gas Subcommittee is excited to announce the publication of its 2022-2025 Action Plan, which will guide the...
05/25/2022

The GMI Oil & Gas Subcommittee is excited to announce the publication of its 2022-2025 Action Plan, which will guide the work and activities of the Subcommittee for the next four years. Review it here: http://ow.ly/SmIS50JarsR

GMI’s Oil & Gas Subcommittee aims to build capacity, develop strategies and markets, and remove technical and nontechnical barriers to mitigation project development in the sector.

Meeting materials from the 23 March 2022 Oil & Gas Subcommittee meeting, including a PDF of the presentation and a writt...
05/19/2022

Meeting materials from the 23 March 2022 Oil & Gas Subcommittee meeting, including a PDF of the presentation and a written summary, are now available on the GMI website! View them at http://ow.ly/IwUF50Jarcs

Is your country interested in quantifying methane emissions from coal mines? Monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV...
05/18/2022

Is your country interested in quantifying methane emissions from coal mines? Monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) programs can help. GMI’s new resource, prepared in support of UNECE, serves as a guide for countries that want to establish such programs. Read here: http://ow.ly/PmS650JaqQn

We’ve updated our  calendar with upcoming events focused on  mitigation in the sector. The calendar features events host...
05/06/2022

We’ve updated our calendar with upcoming events focused on mitigation in the sector. The calendar features events hosted by a variety of organizations around the world. Check it out here: http://ow.ly/oWT850IbUkF

Check out our  calendar for upcoming events focused on  mitigation in the sector. The calendar features events hosted by...
04/05/2022

Check out our calendar for upcoming events focused on mitigation in the sector. The calendar features events hosted by a variety of organizations around the world. http://ow.ly/IcEK50IB1pk

Check out our newest  mine methane resource! GMI and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe have developed a ...
03/31/2022

Check out our newest mine methane resource! GMI and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe have developed a best practices guide to help countries effectively measure and manage coal mine . This guide can assist countries with designing national monitoring, reporting, and verification () systems to quantify and report on methane emissions. You can find this new resource on our website: http://ow.ly/qGNx50IuVIj

Please join us in welcoming Denmark, our newest Partner Country, to GMI! Together, GMI’s 46 Partner Countries account fo...
03/24/2022

Please join us in welcoming Denmark, our newest Partner Country, to GMI!

Together, GMI’s 46 Partner Countries account for about 70 percent of global emissions from human sources.

We look forward to working with Denmark and our other Partners to reduce methane emissions globally in 2022 and beyond.

http://ow.ly/Z7fO50IbTIw

The new “Basics of Coal Mine Methane” training course provides information about  emitted through  mining and summarizes...
03/22/2022

The new “Basics of Coal Mine Methane” training course provides information about emitted through mining and summarizes methods for avoiding methane emissions through capture and use. The training was prepared by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the GMI Coal Mines Subcommittee, which reviewed and approved the training to support voluntary action to reduce methane emissions. The course answers the following questions:

- Why is there methane in coal?
- What are the primary methods of extracting coal?
- What are the characteristics of methane emissions from coal mines?
- How is methane captured using mine ventilation and gas drainage?
- What are the beneficial uses of captured methane?

Take the course at: https://globalmethane.org/training/coalminebasics.aspx

Next Wednesday, 23 March, the GMI Oil & Gas Subcommittee is hosting a virtual meeting in conjunction with the UNECE Nint...
03/16/2022

Next Wednesday, 23 March, the GMI Oil & Gas Subcommittee is hosting a virtual meeting in conjunction with the UNECE Ninth Session of the Group of Experts on Gas. Register here: http://ow.ly/uFa450IgqZo

Next Wednesday, 23 March, the GMI Coal Mines Subcommittee is hosting a virtual meeting in conjunction with the UNECE 17t...
03/15/2022

Next Wednesday, 23 March, the GMI Coal Mines Subcommittee is hosting a virtual meeting in conjunction with the UNECE 17th Annual Session of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane. Visit our website to register: http://ow.ly/fk5E50IbSOV

Register today! The GMI Oil & Gas Subcommittee is hosting a virtual meeting at 8:00 am EDT (UTC-4) on 23 March 2022 in c...
03/11/2022

Register today! The GMI Oil & Gas Subcommittee is hosting a virtual meeting at 8:00 am EDT (UTC-4) on 23 March 2022 in conjunction with the UNECE Ninth Session of the Group of Experts on Gas. For more details, visit http://ow.ly/riZv50Igqng

Registration is now open for the GMI Coal Mines Subcommittee virtual meeting on 23 March 2022 at 6:00 am ET (UTC-4). For...
03/08/2022

Registration is now open for the GMI Coal Mines Subcommittee virtual meeting on 23 March 2022 at 6:00 am ET (UTC-4). For more details about the meeting, including registration information, visit the event page on the GMI website: http://ow.ly/Y9Lf50IbS42

Learn how monitoring, reporting, and verification activities in the  sector can support national emissions inventories w...
02/24/2022

Learn how monitoring, reporting, and verification activities in the sector can support national emissions inventories with our new handbook for policy makers http://ow.ly/LuGe50I0oTf.

Measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) activities can support robust emissions inventories, demonstrate contribu...
02/09/2022

Measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) activities can support robust emissions inventories, demonstrate contributions to national emission reductions targets, contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goals, and increase access to external funding sources. Our new handbook describes best practices for MRV in the sector that governments can apply to support national objectives. http://ow.ly/UTgZ50HOSRy

Explore best practices for measurement, reporting, and verification in the  sector with GMI’s new handbook for policy ma...
02/01/2022

Explore best practices for measurement, reporting, and verification in the sector with GMI’s new handbook for policy makers, developed in partnership with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency http://ow.ly/6OVc50HGzJ0

Have you checked out the latest version of our OrganEcs tool yet? Watch our new video to learn more about this cost esti...
01/18/2022

Have you checked out the latest version of our OrganEcs tool yet? Watch our new video to learn more about this cost estimating tool for managing source-separated organic waste, developed in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: http://ow.ly/42k350HuxwP

Municipal solid waste management and treatment activities are sources of  emissions worldwide. In partnership with the U...
12/15/2021

Municipal solid waste management and treatment activities are sources of emissions worldwide. In partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, GMI developed the Solid Waste Emissions Estimation Tool (SWEET) to help cities quantify emissions of methane and other pollutants from municipal solid waste sources. A new version of this free, Excel-based tool is now available on our website: http://ow.ly/6JJk50Hbm0i

GMI is proud to announce the release of an updated version of OrganEcs, a cost estimating tool for managing source-separ...
12/14/2021

GMI is proud to announce the release of an updated version of OrganEcs, a cost estimating tool for managing source-separated organic waste. Developed in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, this free, Excel-based tool can help users determine the economic feasibility of treatments that may reduce emissions from organic waste, such as and . http://ow.ly/q7On50Haqw1

Please join us in welcoming four new Partner Countries to the GMI Steering Committee: Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, a...
12/02/2021

Please join us in welcoming four new Partner Countries to the GMI Steering Committee: Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, and Turkey! Steering Committee members play a crucial role in GMI’s mission of reducing emissions globally. Partner Country members select up to two delegates who work with other members to govern the overall framework, policies, and procedures of GMI. Read more about our Steering Committee at http://ow.ly/Suvx50GVXWO.

Have you registered for the GMI  Subcommittee Annual Meeting? This meeting will be held virtually on 15 December 2021 at...
12/01/2021

Have you registered for the GMI Subcommittee Annual Meeting? This meeting will be held virtually on 15 December 2021 at 7:00 am EST (UTC-5). For more information on how to register, click here: http://ow.ly/Mc7v50H1cRX

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in support of the GMI, has finalized an online training course, “Conducting Pr...
11/23/2021

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in support of the GMI, has finalized an online training course, “Conducting Pre-Feasibility Studies for Coal Mine Methane Projects.” This course introduces principles for determining if a potential coal mine (CMM) project is cost-effective. The primary audiences for this training include CMM project developers, third parties, mining company personnel, and government officials. All eight modules are publicly available on our website: http://ow.ly/KaE650GUwQr.

Want to learn more about how satellites can improve methane emissions data? Check out this live panel discussion, organi...
11/03/2021

Want to learn more about how satellites can improve methane emissions data? Check out this live panel discussion, organized by Environmental Defense Fund at the Methane Moment Pavilion on November 4 at 3:30 pm UTC+0: http://ow.ly/rEYh50GzGBl

This Wednesday, November 3, at 3 pm UTC+0, tune in to watch a live discussion about methane leakages from oil and gas ac...
11/02/2021

This Wednesday, November 3, at 3 pm UTC+0, tune in to watch a live discussion about methane leakages from oil and gas across Europe http://ow.ly/712v50GCKUw. The virtual Methane Moment Pavilion will be hosting live events all week long!

GMI is proud to be one of more than 30 organizations supporting global action on methane at . Visit the virtual Methane ...
11/01/2021

GMI is proud to be one of more than 30 organizations supporting global action on methane at . Visit the virtual Methane Moment Pavilion for panel discussions, speakers, announcements, and more. http://ow.ly/QXOM50GzFta

Curbing methane emissions will be a top priority at . Our database contains thousands of resources your country or organ...
10/28/2021

Curbing methane emissions will be a top priority at . Our database contains thousands of resources your country or organization can use to learn more about mitigating . http://ow.ly/b7uw50GyG96

The recent UN IPCC report prompted discussion about the potential for  mitigation to produce near-term climate benefits....
10/12/2021

The recent UN IPCC report prompted discussion about the potential for mitigation to produce near-term climate benefits. GMI’s powerful, interactive Methane Emissions Dashboard can help you leverage EPA data to understand the past and chart a course for emissions reduction. Launch the dashboard to view methane emissions by sector, region, and country. http://ow.ly/8Ds850GamFJ

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These observations imply that the quantification of present-day gas emissions in the Arctic may be underestimated.
Can Seaweed Cut Methane Emissions on Dairy Farms?

Expert Sees Dramatic Reduction When Cows Consume Seaweed Supplement by Diane J. Nelson | May 24, 2018
Quick Summary
Adding seaweed to cattle feed may significantly reduce methane emissions from dairy cows
Method could help dairy farmers meet new state methane-emissions standards
The UC Davis project is first in the world to test seaweed on live dairy cattle
Seaweed may be the super food dairy cattle need to reduce the amount of methane they burp into the atmosphere. Early results from research at the University of California, Davis, indicate that just a touch of the ocean algae in cattle feed could dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions from California’s 1.8 million dairy cows.....
......But there is still a lot to learn before farmers should consider feeding cattle seaweed.

“We have much more research to do to determine if seaweed supplements could provide a viable, long-term solution,” Kebreab said. “But we are very encouraged by these early results.”
By far the largest source of methane on this blue planet are the surface dwelling and photosynthetic cyano-bacteria. A new paper in Nature elucidates on the chemistry but the ecology has long been reported. Cyano-bacters are the most abundant life on this planet in both numbers and mass and that they also produce 5 times the amount of methane than land based sources including our anthropogenic methane is vital to understanding the role of ocean pasture life in controlling our climate.
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