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 The Challenge 

The Global Methane Challenge is your chance to tell the world what you are doing to reduce methane emissions. Whether you are ready to make a new commitment or want to highlight an ongoing effort, we want to showcase it here.

Why methane?

  • Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, and emissions are on the rise
  • Methane is a short-lived climate pollutant, so reductions made now can have significant short-term benefits
  • Cost-effective technologies to capture and use methane are widely available today

Here are some ideas for how you can participate:

  • Monitor methane emissions and create emissions inventories.

  • Develop action plans for reducing emissions in one or more
    sectors.

  • Provide technical or financial support to a methane mitigation project.

  • Educate the public about methane emissions and abatement opportunities.

  • Showcase a methane mitigation project or technology.

For additional ideas for specific sectors, click here . You can also download the GMC Fact Sheet in English | en Español | En français

 GMF 2020 


All Challenge participants are recognized for their leadership on methane mitigation and featured on this website, in emails and via social media. Participants will also be acknowledged at the prestigious Global Methane Forum in Geneva, Switzerland in March 2020.

Learn more about the Global Methane Forum 2020.

 Action Map 

Click on the map to learn more about how actors around the world are participating in the Global Methane Challenge.

 Actions 

Click on the photos to learn more about the methane mitigation activities taking place in different industry sectors around the world.

View a list of all GMC actions.

 FAQs 

Who can participate?

The Global Methane Challenge (GMC) is open to public and private organizations who are committed to reducing methane across the globe. Governmental and non-governmental organizations, research and educational institutions, private companies, public utilities, and any organization or group that is interested in making a commitment to reduce methane are welcome to participate.

What type of information should I submit?

The Global Methane Challenge was launched to help all public and private actors showcase their specific actions to reduce methane throughout the year. In order to share your success story, please send us a case study or a description of the particular action or commitment you are taking, technical information about how you measure success of your efforts, as well as graphics, illustrations, or photographs that help bring your action to life. Please note that featuring GMC projects does not imply endorsement by the Global Methane Initiative (GMI).

How long will the Global Methane Challenge last?

The Global Methane Challenge began in early 2019 and will culminate in a Capstone event in the spring of 2020. The GMC officially ends 31 December 2019.

When is the latest I can send my submission?

Please submit information about your new methane reduction action no later than 31 December 2019. Submissions will be shared on the Global Methane Challenge website (www.globalmethane.org/challenge) until the GMC 2020 Capstone event.

How else can I help?

Get the word out! If you belong to an agency or organization, share information about the GMC with other organization members. Follow the GMI on social media, and “Like” or “Share” GMC submissions with your organization’s members or followers. Become a member of the Project Network, and add a link to your website or email signature with the Project Network Member logo.


Other Questions?

Feel free to email any GMI- or GMC-related questions to asg@globalmethane.org.

 Tell your story

Get featured in the Challenge showcase by reaching out with your story.

Provide your contact information and press submit to launch an online form to provide more details about your story.
Download the form in English | en Español