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Global Methane Initiative

Ministerial Meeting group photo1 October, 2010 - Today, thirty-eight governments, the European Commission, the Asian Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank launched the Global Methane Initiative to urge stronger international action to fight climate change while developing clean energy and stronger economies. The initiative builds on the existing structure and success of the Methane to Markets Partnership to reduce emissions of methane, while enhancing and expanding these efforts and encouraging new resource commitments from country partners. Government representatives issued a joint declaration that outlines the key decisions of today's meeting including the launch of the Global Methane Initiative.