U.S. Government Global Methane Initiative Accomplishments
The U.S. government provides key leadership for two international methane emission reduction efforts: the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) and the Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC). The U.S. Government's International Methane Mitigation Activities: 2018 Accomplishments report summaries of the U.S. government’s methane emission reduction accomplishments throughout the world, and also features sector-specific activity highlights during FY 2018.
Annual Methane Emission Reduction from U.S.-Supported Projects, 2005-2018
With assistance from several agencies—particularly the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. State Department—the U.S. Government has supported identification and implementation of more than 1,100 methane mitigation projects since 2005. These projects have reduced methane emissions by more than 409 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e), including 39.4 MMTCO2e in 2018. Since 2005, U.S. efforts under the auspices of GMI have also identified additional possible mitigation projects with an estimated cumulative potential to reduce another 576 MMTCO2e.
|Actual Emission Reductions||39362608||369764353|
|Potential Emission Reductions||71702496||504616834|
|Year||Actual Emission Reductions||Potential Emission Reductions|
Note: Data are compiled from the 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 the U.S. Government and potential emission reductions from other projects identified through U.S. Government efforts.
U.S. Government Funding and Leveraged Funding, FY 2005-FY 2018
U.S. government funding for international methane emission reduction activities from FY 2005 through FY 2018 totaled more than $101 million. U.S. support has leveraged approximately $655.6 million in additional funding from other sources.
|Funding Type||Funding (million USD)|
|Total U.S. Government Funding||101.4|
FY 2018 U.S. Expenditures by Activity
U.S. Government funding enables technical assessments, information sharing and capacity building on methane emissions management, as well as GMI partnership activities including in-person and virtual meetings and workshops.
Previous U.S. Government Reports
- 2017 Activities (2018 Annual Report)
- 2016 Activities (2017 Annual Report)
- 2015 Activities (2016 Annual Report)
- 2014 Activities (2015 Annual Report)
- 2013 Activities (2014 Annual Report)
- 2012 Activities (2013 Annual Report)
- 2011 Activities (2012 Annual Report)
- 2010 Activities (2011 Annual Report)