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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.

Note: The site locations shown on the map are approximate. To avoid misrepresentations, the “zoom in” feature is limited.
Map Key: Select All Red Icon Agriculture Red Icon Coal Mines
Red Icon MSW      Red Icon Oil & Gas     Red Icon Wastewater
Site Type: GMI Sites Non-GMI Sites

This map uses data from the GMI Map of Methane Sites. Visit the world map for more about this map and how to use it.

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