GMI Strategic Partners for International Collaboration

Since GMI was first launched in 2004, the global community's interest in addressing methane has grown significantly. GMI collaborates strategically with other international organizations and initiatives that are devoted to methane mitigation internationally and have an interest in participating in GMI activities. GMI has designated the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme, as GMI Strategic Partners. GMI engages in frequent dialogue with its Strategic Partners to take advantage of synergies and catalyze methane mitigation globally, including by identifying areas of cross-collaboration, developing joint events, tools, and resources, and leveraging each other’s organizational strengths and networks.

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United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

UNECE, one of five regional commissions of the United Nations, helps countries meet sustainable development goals. Through these groups, UNECE develops and disseminates best practice guidance and brings together stakeholders and experts in the coal mining and oil and gas sectors.

  • UNECE Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane and Just Transition
    The UNECE’s Committee on Sustainable Energy established the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane and Just Transition, which carries out activities related to sustainable development and profitable recovery and use of coal mine methane (CMM) and abandoned mine methane (AMM). These activities mitigate climate change, improve mine safety and productivity, and generate revenue and cost savings.
  • UNECE Group of Experts on Gas
    The Group of Experts on Gas promotes the sustainable and clean production, distribution, and consumption of natural gas in the UNECE region.

Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)

CCAC is a voluntary partnership dedicated to reducing short-lived climate pollutants. CCAC Partners work on-the-ground to reduce methane from municipal solid waste in cities all over the world. They cooperate with the private sector to address methane from upstream oil and gas operations and help farmers to address agricultural emissions.

  • Agriculture Initiative
    Through the Agriculture Initiative, CCAC assists countries with tools, capacity-building, and financing evidence in order to advance policies and activities that mitigate the effects of short-lived climate pollutants, including methane, on agriculture, land use, and food systems.
  • CCAC Oil and Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP)
    The OGMP was formed in 2015 as a voluntary initiative to enhance peer-to-peer cooperation on oil and gas, the largest industrial source of methane globally. In January 2020, OGMP members adopted a new reporting framework focused on reduction approaches, technology advancement, and policy development.
  • Global Methane Alliance
    The Global Methane Alliance was initiated in 2019 by CCAC and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to support ambitious methane reduction targets from the oil and gas industry. Participating organizations support countries pursuing these targets through technical assistance, policy support, and sharing of knowledge, technologies, and best management practices.
  • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Initiative
    Under this initiative, CCAC provides technical assistance and supports information exchange, training, and capacity building to reduce methane emissions by diverting organic waste from landfills and decrease black carbon emissions by preventing the open burning of waste.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

UNEP is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. Since 2014, the UNEP-hosted Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) has worked with a variety of governments, non-governmental organizations, and international oil and gas companies to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector.

Global Methane Hub

The Global Methane Hub, a global alliance of leading philanthropies and organizations, is committed to reducing methane emissions by more than 35 percent by 2030. Launched in 2021 with nearly $330 million in philanthropic commitments, they are delivering resources to methane reduction projects in the energy, agricultural, and waste sectors which account for 96 percent of human-caused methane emissions. The mission of the Global Methane Hub is to accelerate action by governments, civil society, researchers, investors, and the private sector to develop and implement strategies that will catalyze systemic rapid reductions in methane emissions in the energy, agriculture, and waste sectors.

World Bank Group

With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. Climate change, poverty, and inequality are the defining issues of our age. The World Bank Group is the biggest multilateral funder of climate investments in developing countries.