Global Methane Tracker 2022
IEA (2022), Global Methane Tracker 2022, IEA, Paris https://www.iea.org/reports/global-methane-tracker-2022, License: CC BY 4.0
About this report
(For the most recent data please visit our latest report, Global Methane Tracker 2023).
Methane is responsible for around 30% of the rise in global temperatures since the Industrial Revolution, and rapid and sustained reductions in methane emissions are key to limiting near-term global warming and improving air quality.
The 2022 update of the IEA Global Methane Tracker provides, for the first time, a complete set of country-level estimates for methane emissions from the energy sector, making the Tracker an indispensable resource in the fight to bring down these emissions and implement the new Global Methane Pledge.
The energy sector – including oil, natural gas, coal and bioenergy – accounts for around 40% methane emissions from human activity. Tackling methane emissions from the energy sector represents one of the best near-term opportunities for limiting global warming because the pathways for reducing them are well known and often cost-effective. The oil and gas sector in particular has the know-how and resources to take quick action. The Global Methane Tracker details the available abatement measures and lays out the state of methane reduction policies and regulations across major emitters.
Methane Tracker Database 2022
Database of country and regional estimates for methane emissions and abatement options
The energy security case for tackling gas flaring and methane leaks dataset
Substantial gas resources currently are being produced that do not make it to market because they are lost to flaring and leaks across the oil and gas supply chain. Reducing flaring, venting and methane leaks would offer immediate relief to gas markets and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.