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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
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GMI Delegates

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

Steering Committee1
Biogas Subcommittee2
    MSW Technical Group1
Coal Subcommittee3
Oil & Gas Subcommittee1

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.

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Arctic Council's Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane

The Arctic Council established the Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane (EGBCM) to assess progress towards the reduction of black carbon and methane emissions across the Arctic. Every two years, the EGBCM develops a report that summarizes emissions and develops recommendations to policy makers on voluntary actions to reduce emissions.


Engineered Waste Systems (EWS) LLC - Waste Management

EWS LLC is helping businesses to create waste management plans. Their work with local businesses is expected to reduce waste disposal costs by almost 80 percent, produce fertile humus, increase recycling by 67 percent, and educate employees on sustainable management practices.


Latin America and Caribbean BioE-CoP

The Bioenergy Community of Practice (BioE-CoP) is a peer-to-peer learning network that advances the development of bioenergy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase the use of fossil fuel alternatives, and support sustainable development goals in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Ingevity Corporation

Ingevity Corporation is advancing the use of adsorbed natural gas (ANG) as an economical and scalable alternative fuel source that will significantly increase the capacity to store natural gas and reduce methane emissions.


Metropolitan Utilities District

The Metropolitan Utilities District is replacing 370 miles of cast iron infrastructure with high-density polyethylene pipe to reduce leaks, eliminating the equivalent of more than 6,600 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.



Qnergy partners with natural gas producers in North America to reduce the amount of methane emitted from bleeding (leaking) pneumatic devices. Each Qnergy system is expected to reduce approximately 450 tons of CO2e per year.


Southwest Research Institute

SwRI detects methane leaks in remote areas through a combination of sensors, infrared cameras, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, specializing in autonomous sensing solutions for early detection of leaks from both hazardous liquids and gas pipelines.


Domestic Methane Partnership Programs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has implemented several voluntary programs to promote cost-effective recovery and use of methane. EPA shares the expertise and experience gained through the voluntary domestic programs as part of its commitment to the Global Methane Initiative.


Visit the Global Methane Challenge website to explore more.

United States 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 United States.
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 United States 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 United States 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 United States 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.

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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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