Global Methane Initiative

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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.

Current ChairpersonèCanada

Vice-Chairmanship è India has taken up Vice-Chairmanship for the first time in the Steering Leadership along with the USA.

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