Overview of Accomplishments

The Global Methane Initiative (GMI) is an international public-private partnership focused on reducing barriers to the recovery and use of methane as a clean energy source.

GMI’s 45 Partner Countries and more than 700 Project Network members exchange information and technical resources to advance methane mitigation in three key sectors: Oil & Gas, Biogas, and Coal Mines.

GMI aims to:

  • Achieve economic, environmental, and public health benefits of methane emission reductions
  • Advance the capture and beneficial use of all methane emissions globally

Emission Reductions

Data are compiled from GMI’s database of project activities. These data represent the best available yet conservative estimates of emission reductions, including actual emission reductions from projects supported by GMI and potential emission reductions from other projects identified through GMI activities.

More than



emission reductions achieved through GMI projects since 2004

Methane Mitigation Activities

GMI provides technical and outreach support for a variety of methane mitigation activities around the world. These activities include technical assessments of emission reduction opportunities, information sharing and capacity building on methane emissions management, and GMI partnership-related activities such as in-person and virtual meetings and workshops.

Through GMI since 2004,
countries hosted activities where approximately

people received more than

hours of training about reducing methane emissions and capturing methane for productive uses.

Locations of GMI Activities by Country Since 2004

Types of Methane Mitigation Activities

The table below presents a breakdown of the types of activities supported by GMI since 2004, grouped into three categories.

Identifying opportunities for emissions reductions

1,629 Measurement studies/ Prefeasibility studies
111 Publications/reports
33 Study tours
41 Tools/models
23 Demonstration projects
18 Policy analyses
1,855 Total since 2004

Capacity Building/ Information Sharing
Fostering best practices

291 Workshops and trainings
91 Websites and other outreach efforts
382 Total since 2004

Partnership Activities
Building relationships
to foster action

287 Site visits
273 Conferences
239 Numerous stakeholder coordination meetings
143 Technical presentations
98 Subcommittee meetings
13 Steering meetings
1,053 Total since 2004

Many activities apply to more than one sector. “General” includes activities conducted by the Steering Committee or GMI Secretariat.

Potential Emission Reductions Identified

Since 2004, GMI has identified additional opportunities to reduce almost



of emissions, beyond the methane reductions achieved to date