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India has co-chaired along with Canada the Global Methane Initiative leadership meet held virtually.
- Launched in 2004.
- It is an international public-privatepartnership focused on reducing barriers to
- the recovery and use of methane as a cleanenergy source.
- It is currently hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
To achieve a global reduction in anthropogenic methane emission through a partnership among developed and developing countries having economies in transition.
It is a voluntary Government and an informal international partnership having members from 45 countries including the United States and Canada. India has been one of the members since its inception.
Vice-Chairmanship è India has taken up Vice-Chairmanship for the first time in the Steering Leadership along with the USA.