Coal Mines

Removing fugitive methane gas from underground coal mines and using it in profitable and practical ways can improve worker safety, enhance mine productivity, increase revenues, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Global Methane Initiative is fostering international collaboration to advance methane capture and use projects that bring more gas to market.

    The GMI Coal Subcommittee is dedicated to reducing the impacts of climate change by providing international leadership to mitigate global methane emissions through the abatement, recovery, and use of methane from coal mines. Technical experts from government and the private sector participate in the Subcommittees. Each subcommittee has developed a sector-specific Action Plan that identifies the needs, opportunities and priorities for project development globally as well as key barriers and strategies to overcome them. The technical subcommittees also facilitate investment and financing opportunities and other cooperative activities and projects that advance the abatement and recovery of methane and its use as an energy source.

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Partner Sector Action Plans

The GMI Steering Committee approved revised Partner Sector Action Plans – Suggested Elements (PDF, 3 pp, 139 KB) in July 2013. Country representatives are encouraged to use this guidance in updating existing plans or in developing new plans. Please submit revised or new plans to the Administrative Support Group for inclusion on this page.

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