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The Global Methane Initiative (GMI) plays an importantta role in promoting methane capture and use projects internationally and reducing emissions of methane globally. The 2013 U.S. Government's Global Methane Initiative Accomplishments report summarizes the contributions of participating U.S. government agencies and highlights their 2012 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, 41 KB)
- Letter from the Acting Assistant Administrator (PDF) (1 pg, 39 KB)
- Introduction (PDF) (7 pp, 296 KB)
- Sector Highlights (PDF) (15 pp, 776 KB)
- Looking Forward (PDF) (1 pp, 68 KB)
In 2012, the United States:
- Contributed nearly $10 million in government funding to GMI efforts in FY2012.
- Leveraged nearly $527 million in private and public sector contributions from FY2005 - FY2012.
- Supported GMI efforts that yielded actual annual emission reductions totaling approximately 22 MMTCO2E.
Figure 2: U.S. Government Funding and Leveraged Funding, FY 2005-FY 2012
Figure 3: FY 2012 Expenditures by Region
Figure 4: Annual Methane Emission Reduction from U.S.-Supported Projects, 2005-2012