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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

  • 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

 The Challenge Video 

 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.

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.


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.


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 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

 Tell your story

Get featured on the Challenge website by reaching out with your story.

Enhance your story with a video!

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 | En Français