|Policy Target:||Industry, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable>Bioenergy|
|Agency:||Ministry of Economic Development, Environment Land and Sea|
A founding member, Italy joined the Partnership in November 2004. Launched by the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Methane to Markets Partnership is an international initiative to advance cost-effective, near-term reductions of methane emissions. Signatory nations will collaborate with other governments and the private sector to reduce global methane emissions and enhance economic growth, promote energy security, and improve the environment. Other Partnership aims include improving mine safety, reducing waste, and improving local air quality. The Partnership initially targets three major methane sources: landfills, underground coal mines, and natural gas and oil systems. The Partnership seeks to reduce aggregate annual methane emissions by 50 MtCO2 equivalent by 2015.
Last modified: Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:24:18 CET