Global Methane Initiative


Name of initiative Global Methane Initiative
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
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Starting year 2010
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Secretariat Global Methane Initiative, Administrative Support Group (ASG) in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the US, phone: 1 202-343-9683, e-mail:
Organisational structure The Administrative Support Group (ASG) currently hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, serves as the principal Initiative coordinator and provides the following support:
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation Global Methane Initiative, Administrative Support Group (ASG) in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the US
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description GMI is a multilateral initiative that unites public- and private-sector interests to advance the recovery and use of methane as a clean energy source. GMI builds on the existing structure and success of the Methane to Markets Partnership.
Objectives Reduce global methane emissions and to advance the abatement, recovery and use of methane as a valuable clean energy source.
Activities Creating an international network of partner governments, private sector members, development banks, universities and non-governmental organizations in order to build capacity, develop strategies and markets, and remove barriers to project development for methane reduction in Partner Countries.

The Administrative Support Group (ASG) 1) Organizes Initiative meetings and events, 2) Processes membership requests, 3) Acts as an information clearinghouse, 4) Develops general outreach materials and the Web site, 5) Facilitates communication among the committees and the Project Network.

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Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Technical dialogue, Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Awareness raising and outreach, Knowledge production and innovation
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Participants Number Names
Members 1341  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 40 Albania,  Argentina,  Australia,  Brazil,  Bulgaria,  Canada,  Chile,  China,  Colombia,  Ivory Coast,  Dominican Republic,  Ecuador,  Ethiopia,  European Union,  Finland,  Georgia,  Germany,  Ghana,  India,  Indonesia,  Israel,  Italy,  Japan,  Jordan,  Kazakhstan,  Mexico,  Mongolia,  Nicaragua,  Nigeria,  Norway,  Pakistan,  Peru,  Philippines,  Poland,  Republic of Korea,  Republic of Serbia,  Russia,  Saudi Arabia,  Sri Lanka,  Thailand,  Turkey,  Ukraine,  United Kingdom,  USA,  Vietnam.
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 1301 Listed on:
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 24 September 2020 10:04:42

Not only have national states as participators