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The Global Methane Initiative (formerly the Methane to Markets Partnership) plays an important role in promoting methane capture and use projects internationally and reducing emissions of methane globally. The 2011 U.S. Government's Global Methane Initiative Accomplishments report summarizes the contributions of participating U.S. government agencies and highlights their 2010 projects and activities.
This report was developed collaboratively by EPA, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
Read individual report sections:
- Table of Contents (PDF) (1 pg, 21K)
- Letter from the Assistant Administrator (PDF) (1 pg, 113K)
- The Global Methane Initiative (PDF) (10 pp, 1.5MB)
- Sector Highlights (PDF) (75 pp, 1.2MB)
- Looking Forward (PDF) (2 pp, 115K)
In 2010, the United States:
- Pledged $50 million to ensure the success of the GMI over the next five years.
- Leveraged nearly $400 million in private and public sector contributions from FY 2005 - FY 2010.
- Awarded more than $4 million in competitive grant funding to applicants proposing methane reduction projects in GMI Partner Countries.
- Supported GMI efforts that yielded actual annual emission reductions totaling more than 28 MMTCO2E.
Figure 2: FY 2010 U.S. Expenditures by Type of Activity
Figure 3: FY 2010 U.S. Expenditures by Region
Figure 4: U.S. Government Funding and Leveraged Funding FY 2005-FY 2010
Figure 6: Annual Methane Emission Reductions from U.S.-Supported Projects,2005-2010