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The Global Methane Initiative (GMI) plays an important role in promoting methane capture and use projects internationally and reducing emissions of methane globally. The 2014 U.S. Government's Global Methane Initiative Accomplishments report summarizes the contributions of participating U.S. government agencies and highlights their 2013 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, 34 KB)
- Letter from the Acting Assistant Administrator (PDF) (1 pg, 39 KB)
- Introduction (PDF) (6 pp, 449 KB)
- Sector Highlights (PDF) (10 pp, 308 KB)
- Looking Forward (PDF) (1 pp, 39 KB)
In 2013, the United States:
- Contributed nearly $6 million in government funding to GMI efforts.
- Leveraged nearly $529 million in private and public sector contributions from FY2005 - FY2013.
- Supported GMI efforts that yielded actual annual emission reductions totaling approximately 30 MMTCO2E.
Figure 4: U.S. Government Funding and Leveraged Funding, FY 2005-FY 2013
Figure 5: FY 2013 U.S. Expenditures by Region
Figure 6: FY 2013 U.S. Expenditures by Activity
Figure 7: Annual Methane Emission Reduction from U.S.-Supported Projects, 2005-2013