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Methane Emissions Summary

The table below provides estimates for projected methane emissions from 2020-2050. Data are presented in million metric tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e).


Global Methane Forum 2020
23 - 27 March 2020
Regretfully, the Global Methane Forum 2020 did not take place as scheduled in March 2020 in Geneva, due to public h...
Global Methane Initiative (GMI) Coal Subcommittee Meeting and Coal Mine Methane Workshop
3 - 4 June 2015
The GMI Coal Subcommittee meeting was held on 3 June 2015, followed by a Coal Mine Methane (CMM) Technical Semina...
Landfill Gas Energy Workshop
13 August 2009
EPA organized this workshop as part of the "Ninth International Congress on Solid Waste Disposal and Environme...
Landfill Operations and Landfill Gas Workshop
28 - 29 April 2009
This workshop was co-organized by EPA and the Colombian Center for Cleaner Production as part of the cooperative ag...

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GMI Delegates

The number of delegates to the GMI Steering Committee and Subcommittees are listed below:

Steering Committee1
Biogas Subcommittee4
    Agriculture Technical Group2
    MSW Technical Group2
Coal Subcommittee2
Oil & Gas Subcommittee3

For the full list of GMI delegates, please visit the Steering Committee and Subcommittee Delegates page.

GMI Project Sites

The map below shows locations where GMI and our Partners have worked to reduce barriers to the recovery and use of methane as a clean energy source. Click on a site to learn more.

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The map shows completed and potential methane abatement, recovery, or use projects.

  • Use the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons or scroll up and down to zoom in or out.
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Note: The placement of map icons is approximate, so the zoom-in feature is limited to avoid misrepresentations. Please contact us us if you have more accurate information about the location of a project or site.

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Red Icon Agriculture

Red Icon Coal Mines

Red Icon MSW


Red Icon Oil & Gas

Red Icon Wastewater

Red Icon Partner Country

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Collaborating with Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Oil & Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP)

Ecopetrol is developing an implementation plan to identify and assess methane emissions from core emission sources in their crude production operations.


MinEnergia and Universidad Nacional de Colombia

The Universidad Nacional de Colombia is providing scientific and technical support to the Colombian Ministry of Mines and Energy (MinEnergía) to create a “bottom-up” inventory of methane fugitive emissions (MFE) from oil and gas production and refining.


Visit the Global Methane Challenge website to explore more.

Colombia Methane Emissions

Chart shows the total projected amount of annual methane emissions through 2050 for each of the GMI target sectors. The chart includes projected emissions data for Colombia.
Source: Global Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Emission Projections & Mitigation Potential: 2015-2050, U.S. EPA

Biogas Methane Emissions

Chart shows the projected total amount of annual methane emissions through 2050 in Colombia for the Biogas sector. Data are shown for manure management, municipal solid waste, and wastewater.

Coal Mines Methane Emissions

Chart shows the projected total amount of annual methane emissions through 2050 in Colombia for the Coal Mines sector. Data are shown for surface mines and underground mines.

Oil & Gas Methane Emissions

Chart shows the projected total amount of annual methane emissions through 2050 in Colombia for the Oil & Gas sector.


Interested national governments may request to become Partners in the Global Methane Initiative at any time. Governments that join GMI have the opportunity to participate in the work of the GMI Steering Committee, which guides the work of the initiative as a whole, as well as any GMI subcommittees that may be of interest: biogas, coal mines, and oil and gas.

If you're interested in becoming a partner country, send us an email.

The Project Network is a growing community of private-sector entities, financial institutions, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations with an interest in methane abatement, recovery, and use projects.

Project Network members are actively involved in the Initiative and are critical to its success. Working with countries who are Global Methane Initiative (GMI) Partners, Project Network members can galvanize action, setting the stage for methane reduction projects.

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