GMI Steering Committee Meeting

List of Events

Date16–17 October 2014
Location: Montréal, QC, Canada
Industry Sector: Steering
The 3rd meeting of the GMI Steering Committee was hosted by Environment Canada at the Biosphere Environmental Museum in Montreal on 16-17 October 2014. The primary focus of this meeting was to discuss the future of the GMI and how we can most effectively allocate our collaborative efforts to reduce methane emissions globally, including how we can align and coordinate our efforts with the methane-related activities of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition.

Please note: This event was only open to GMI Steering Committee members. A list of current Steering Committee members is available online.


Meeting Summary (PDF, 1 p., 24 KB)

Final Meeting Minutes (PDF, 24 pp., 217 KB)

Meeting Outcomes and Consensus Document (PDF, 13 pp., 94 KB)

Discussion Paper: The Future of the Global Methane Initiative (PDF, 12 pp, 199 KB)

Statement of Meeting Goals/Objectives (PDF, 1 pp, 44 KB)

Adoption of Agenda (PDF, 2 pp, 40 KB)

Partner Country Statements

  • Argentina (PDF, 10 pp., 505 KB)
  • Australia (PDF, 6 pp., 62 KB)
  • Canada (PDF, 7 pp., 265 KB)
  • China (PDF, 17 pp., 373 KB)
  • Colombia (PDF, 5 pp., 51 KB)
  • Germany (PDF, 2 pp., 91 KB)
  • Mexico (PDF, 10 pp., 323 KB)
  • Poland (PDF, 16 pp., 445 KB)
  • USA (PDF, 7 pp., 218 KB)

Overview of GMI Accomplishments and feedback on Steering Questionnaire (PDF, 16 pp, 770 KB)

Presentations on CCAC Methane Initiatives

  • General Overview of CCAC (PDF, 5 pp., 128 KB)
  • MSW Initiative (PDF, 7 pp., 128 KB)
  • Agriculture Initiative (PDF, 7 pp., 90 KB)
  • Oil and Gas Initiative:
    • Overview (PDF, 8 pp., 163 KB)
    • Projects (PDF, 4 pp., 46 KB)

Discussion on opportunities to be more effective and efficient

  1. Opportunities to closer align GMI efforts with similar CCAC efforts
  2. Opportunity to develop a bigger, bolder approach on reducing methane?
  3. Opportunities to streamline administrative / secretariat functions
  4. Other opportunities to streamline (e.g., combining "biogas" sector work where appropriate)

Brief Recap of Day One

Establish a Roadmap / Process for Moving Forward

  • Timeline (update from ASG on planned 2015 International Methane Forum) (PDF, 2 pp., 70 KB)
  • Invite Steering Committee Partners to join Task Force
  • Discuss process for input from GMI Partners more broadly
  • Develop list of "research agenda" and tasks
  • Discuss how to engage CCAC''s working group and Initiative leaders