Overview of Accomplishments

The Global Methane Initiative (GMI) is an international public-private partnership focused on reducing barriers to the recovery and use of methane as a clean energy source.

GMI’s 47 Partner Countries and more than 700 Project Network members exchange information and technical resources to advance methane mitigation in three key sectors: Oil & Gas, Biogas, and Coal Mines.

GMI aims to:

  • Achieve economic, environmental, and public health benefits of methane emission reductions
  • Advance the capture and beneficial use of all methane emissions globally

Emission Reductions

Data are compiled from GMI’s database of project activities. These data represent the best available yet conservative estimates of emission reductions, including actual emission reductions from projects supported by GMI and potential emission reductions from other projects identified through GMI activities. Carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) are based on methane having a global warming potential 25 times greater than carbon dioxide over a 100-year period.




emission reductions achieved through GMI projects since 2004

Methane Mitigation Activities

GMI provides technical and outreach support for a variety of methane mitigation activities around the world. These activities include technical assessments of emission reduction opportunities, information sharing and capacity building on methane emissions management, and GMI partnership-related activities such as in-person and virtual meetings and workshops.

Through GMI since 2004,
countries hosted activities where more than

people received approximately

hours of training about reducing methane emissions and capturing methane for productive uses.

Locations of GMI Activities by Country Since 2004

Types of Methane Mitigation Activities

The table below presents a breakdown of the types of activities supported by GMI since 2004, grouped into three categories.

Identifying opportunities for emissions reductions

1,645 Measurement studies/ Prefeasibility studies
161 Publications/reports
49 Study tours/tools/models
23 Demonstration projects
18 Policy analyses
1,896 Total since 2004

Capacity Building/ Information Sharing
Fostering best practices

300 Workshops and trainings
112 Websites and other outreach efforts
412 Total since 2004

Partnership Activities
Building relationships
to foster action

291 Site visits
278 Conferences
427 Webinars, Informational Meetings, and Presentations
132 Steering Committee and Subcommittee meetings
1,128 Total since 2004

Potential Emission Reductions Identified

Since 2004, GMI has identified additional opportunities to reduce almost



of emissions, beyond the methane reductions achieved to date

Global Methane Initiative (GMI)
Leading methane action since 2004