The Global Methane Initiative (GMI) includes countries with large sources of methane and/or special expertise and interest in developing methane projects. GMI Partner Countries account for approximately 70 percent of global methane emissions from the targeted sources.
All Partners are encouraged to develop GMI Partner Action Plans. The goal of these plans is to articulate the overall vision for a Partner's participation in GMI, outline key country activities and priorities, and provide a mechanism to advance cooperation among Partners by identifying needs and opportunities. The GMI Steering Committee approved GMI Partner Action Plan guidance (PDF, 6 pp, 136 KB) at the October 2011 Krakow meeting and asks that Partners submit their plans to the Administrative Support Group for posting in advance of the planned Methane Expo 2013.
Hello and Welcome
• Global Initiative Partner since 2005
• Estimated Global Methane Emissions in 2010: 110.8 MMTCO2E
• Spotlight on Canada – June 2012 Methane International Update
Canada, a member of the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) since 2005, is a member of the Agriculture and Municipal Solid Waste Subcommittees. Canada also serves as Co-Chair of the Oil and Gas Subcommittee and is a member of the Steering Committee. Canada has taken a leadership role in the Global Methane Initiative oil and gas sector. Canada's national environmental agency helped develop ON TIME, an online tool that identifies cost-effective methane reduction technologies and practices in oil and gas systems. Canada also has active methane projects in both the agriculture and municipal solid waste sectors with sixteen operational anaerobic digester projects and sixty-four landfill gas energy projects. Since joining GMI, Canada has invested close to CAN$7.8 million in international projects that support the Initiative's goals of directly reducing or abating methane emissions. More recently, Canada has contributed CAN$3 million to support the new Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) – a new initiative to reduce global emissions of pollutants such as black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons, and methane because of their near-term climate impacts. Canada is the host country for Methane Expo 2013, the Initiative's third Expo.
A&M Greenland Environmental Co.
A&M Greenland Environmental Co. (AGE) is an international consulting company headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
Members of the Initiative
- Dominican Republic
- European Commission