Global Methane Initiative (GMI)

Global Methane Initiative (GMI)

The Global Methane Initiative (GMI) is a voluntary, multilateral partnership that aims to reduce global methane emissions and to advance the abatement, recovery and use of methane as a valuable clean energy source. 


  • With assistance from the U.S. Government, GMI is supporting approximately 1,000 methane emission reduction projects. In 2015, these projects delivered actual annual methane emission reductions of nearly 30 MMTCO2E. Read the latest annual report.
  • Since GMI’s inception in 2004, the United States has invested about $89.2 million in the Initiative, helping to leverage $569.7 million in contributions and/or in-kind services from other Partners or Project Network members. Learn more about U.S. accomplishments through GMI.
  • The United States supports the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC). CCAC’s methane reduction activities often build on GMI’s technical assistance and the U.S. seeks opportunities to create synergizies across related international programs.

GMI Map of Methane Sites

Global map showing methane sites GMI maintains a map of more than 2,000 sites across the globe where methane abatement, recovery, and/or use projects have been identified or completed. View the interactive GMI Map of Methane Sites on the international GMI website.Exit

GMF Presentations

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy speaking at the 2016 Global Methane ForumThe GMI and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) were pleased to welcome more than 500 attendees from 62 countries to Washington, DC for the Global Methane Forum and CCAC Working Group meetings. View presentationsExit, including a keynote address by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.