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Tell us how you’re reducing methane emissions

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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 plus (+) and minus (-) buttons or scroll up and down to zoom in or out.
  • Click an individual site to view a summary.
  • For more site details click on the "View Detailed Information" link.
  • Click "View larger map" to view a full-screen version of the map.

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.

Map Key:

Red Icon Agriculture

Red Icon Coal Mines

Red Icon MSW


Red Icon Oil & Gas

Red Icon Wastewater

Red Icon Partner Country