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The European Commission is the Executive body of the European Union.

The countries of the European Union, if considered together as one entity, would rank 4th globally in total anthropogenic methane emissions, contributing approximately 448 MMTCO2E annually. Approximately 56 percent of its anthropogenic methane emissions—252 MMTCO2E—come from agriculture (manure management), coal mines, municipal solid waste, and natural gas and oil systems.

The European Commission has developed a document titled Global Methane Reduction Actions (PDF, 15 pp, 257 KB) that describes ongoing voluntary and regulatory methane reduction activities within the European Union, as well as activities with international partners to promote the objectives of GMI to build capacity and encourage the initiation of more methane reduction projects around the world.

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Methane Sites

The map shows completed and potential methane abatement, recovery, or use projects.

  • Use the check boxes to determine which sites to display on the map.
    • GMI sites are facilities at which methane abatement, recovery, and/or use projects have been identified or completed.
    • Non-GMI sites identify potential or existing projects that are not supported by the GMI.
  • Click a cluster of sites (i.e., numbered circles) to zoom to a region.
  • Click an individual site to view a summary.
  • For more site details click on the highlighted link.

Note: The placement of map icons is approximate, so the zoom-in feature is limited to avoid misrepresentations. Please contact us us if you have more accurate information about the location of a project or site.

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Red Icon   Agriculture

Red Icon   Coal Mines

Red Icon   MSW

Red Icon   Oil & Gas

Red Icon   Wastewater

Site Types

GMI Sites

Non-GMI Sites