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We work together to reduce global methane emissions and advance the use of methane as a clean energy source.

The Global Methane Initiative (GMI) brings together governments, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector through technical support, policy development, and information sharing.

What's New

We have a new look! The GMI is excited to launch a redesign of our website. Now, you can quickly access information and resources using the streamlined navigation bar and the integrated search. Use the search to find documents, project descriptions, events, and points of contact — all from one place. Our new website also works better on your laptops, tablets, and phones. (December 2016)


Learn about the GMI’s strategic alliances with the CCAC and UNECE and other related international programs. (December 2016)

The GMI recently attended the CCAC Working Group Meeting in Paris, France. View a meeting summary. (November 2016)

Overview of Anaerobic Digestion for Municipal Solid Waste A new tool is available for MSW. Overview of Anaerobic Digestion for Municipal Solid Waste (PDF, 98 pp. 2.1MB) reviews the basics of anaerobic digestion (AD), its processes and technologies, and identifies the benefits of AD. (November 2016)

Partner Countries

The GMI is represented by 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 manmade methane emissions. Click on a country for more details.

Industry Sectors and Committees

Biogas Sectors

Biogas Sector

The GMI is dedicated to reducing the impacts of climate change through methane abatement, recovery, and use in the areas of agriculture, municipal solid waste, and wastewater.

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Coal Mines Sector

Coal Mines Sector

Removing fugitive methane gas from underground coal mines and using it in profitable and practical ways can improve safety, enhance productivity, increase revenues, and reduce emissions.

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Oil & Gas Sector

Oil & Gas Sector

Methane emissions, primarily resulting from normal operations and system disruptions, can be reduced by upgrading technologies or equipment, and by improving procedures.

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Steering Committee

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee governs the overall Initiative; annually reviews progress; and provides guidance to the Administrative Support Group and Subcommittees.

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Global Map of Methane Sites

How to use this map

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

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Private Sector Involvement: Project Network

The Project Network is a growing community of private-sector entities, financial institutions, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations with an interest in methane abatement, recovery, and use projects. Active involvement by Project Network members is essential for building capacity, transferring technology, and promoting private, direct investment to ensure the GMI’s success. Project Network members have helped the Initiative leverage nearly $600 million in investment from private companies and financial institutions.

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Methane International Blog Methane International — The GMI Blog

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This video explains how the oil and gas sector matters to mitigating global methane.

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Tools and Resources

The GMI maintains a library of helpful resources to meet stakeholder needs, including:

  • technical presentations
  • fact sheets
  • reports
  • outreach materials
  • software resources (such as models)

Learn more about available GMI tools and resources »