Global Methane Initiative Agriculture, Municipal Solid Waste and Municipal Wastewater Best Practices Workshop and Subcommittee Meetings

List of Events

Date12–14 March 2014
Location: Florianópolis, Brazil
Industry Sector: Agriculture, Municipal Solid Waste, Wastewater
The Global Methane Initiative (GMI), together with Fundação do Meio Ambiente (FATMA), hosted a best practices workshop on reducing methane emissions on 12-13 March 2014. The event consisted of several technical sessions discussing best practices and opportunities for recovery and mitigation of methane emissions in the Agriculture, Municipal Solid Waste, and Municipal Wastewater Treatment sectors.

Following the best practices workshop, GMI held a tri-sector subcommittee meeting (Agriculture, Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), and Municipal Wastewater Treatment) on 14 March 2014 at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC). The tri-sector meeting began with a welcome from the University and included an update from the GMI Administrative Support Group (ASG), country updates from countries represented at the meeting, and dedicated sessions for each sector.

The subcommittee meetings focused on the following:

  • Agriculture - Development progress of the Anaerobic Digestion Policies and Incentives Best Practices Guide and identification of next steps.
  • Municipal Solid Waste - Follow-up on action items from March 2013 subcommittee meeting held in Vancouver, Canada, with a focus on the use of anaerobic digestion for MSW.
  • Municipal Wastewater - Overview of country-specific wastewater action plans and development of new tools.


  • View the final agenda (PDF, 3 pp, 116 KB) for the best practices workshop.
  • View the final agenda (PDF, 1 pp, 94 KB) for the tri-sector subcommittee meetings.

Minutes: View the final minutes (PDF, 16 pp, 158 KB) for the tri-sector subcommittee meeting.


Best Practices Workshop

  • Presentations are available on FATMA's website

Tri-Sector Subcommittee Meeting:


  • Welcome (PDF, 38 pp, 2.4 MB)
  • ASG Update (PDF, 10 pp, 614 KB)

Partner Country Updates

  • Argentina (PDF, 16 pp, 1.6 MB)
  • Bulgaria (PDF, 20 pp, 440 KB)
  • Chile (PDF, 8 pp, 320 KB)
  • Dominican Republic (PDF, 19 pp, 1.2 MB)
  • Finland (PDF, 22 pp, 1.2 MB)
  • India (PDF, 6 pp, 65 KB)
  • Mexico (PDF, 7 pp, 85 KB)
  • United States (PDF, 16 pp, 504 KB)


  • Anaerobic Digester Policies and Incentives Report (PDF, 13 pp, 81 KB)
  • Policies for Anaerobic Digestion in Europe (PDF, 16 pp, 919 KB)
  • Finnish Policies and Incentives (PDF, 21 pp, 144 KB)

Municipal Solid Waste

  • Summary of Findings Anaerobic Digestion for MSW (PDF, 20 pp, 271 KB)

Municipal Wastewater

  • No presentations

Event Resources

Resource ImageResourceYear
AnaerobicAnaerobic Digester Policies and Incentives Report
(PDF, 82.3 KB, 13pp)
EmissionsEmissions Analysis of Changing the Aerobic Digestion of Excess Sludge from Wastewater Treatment Plants to Anaerobic Sludge Digestion in Chile
(PDF, 1.3 MB, 17pp)
GMIGMI Operations Overview and Update - Administrative Support Group (ASG)
(PDF, 628.3 KB, 10pp)
InovaçõesInovações para Sistemas de Biogás (Portuguese)
(PDF, 4 MB, 5pp)
InventárioInventário do Potencial de Geração de Gas Metano no Estado de Santa Catarina (Portuguese)
(PDF, 481.5 KB, 4pp)
InvestmentsInvestments and New Projects in Agriculture Biogas in Argentina
(PDF, 8.2 MB, 63pp)
NationallyNationally Appropriate Mitigation Action: Catalyzing Industrial Organic Waste Management in Chile
(PDF, 1.1 MB, 17pp)
OverviewOverview of Biogas in India
(PDF, 1 MB, 25pp)
PlanoPlano Intermunicipal de Gestão Integrada de Resíduos Sólidos Integrada de Resíduos Sólidos (Portuguese)
(PDF, 525.2 KB, 19pp)
PlataformaPlataforma de Metanização de Resíduos Orgânicos – pMethar: Aplicação Digestão Anaeróbia Descentralizada e em Pequena Escala (Portuguese)
(PDF, 6.3 MB, 30pp)
SustainableSustainable Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan: Viña del Mar, Chile
(PDF, 873 KB, 15pp)
TratamentoTratamento de Esgotose Geracao de Energia (Portuguese)
(PDF, 4.8 MB, 47pp)
UpdateUpdate from Ukraine
(PDF, 7.1 MB, 19pp)
EUEU Policy, Concept and Strategy on Biowaste Management
(PDF, 3.2 MB, 34pp)
InvestigationInvestigation of Landfill Gas as a Transportation Fuel in Brazil
(PDF, 482.5 KB, 16pp)
GlobalGlobal Methane Initiative Agriculture, Municipal Solid Waste and Municipal Wastewater Best Practices Workshop and Subcommittee Meetings Minutes
(PDF, 161.4 KB, 16pp)