Methane to Markets Partnership

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 12 December 2014

As a founding member of the Partnership, the United Kingdom serves on its Steering Committee, and the Technical Subcommittees of Agriculture, Oil and Gas, Landfill and Coal.

Launched by the US Environmental Protection Agency in 2004, 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.

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