Global Methane Pledge

Fast action on methane to keep a 1.5°C future within reach

The Global Methane Pledge (GMP) is a voluntary framework supporting nations to take action to collectively reduce methane emissions by 30% from 2020 levels by 2030. This could eliminate over 0.2˚C of warming by 2050. 

The GMP was launched on the sidelines of COP26 in 2021 by Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) partners United States and European Commission. The GMP now has over 150 country participants, representing nearly 50% of global anthropogenic methane emissions.

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GMP Secretariat

As of September 2023, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) provides secretariat services to the Global Methane Pledge (GMP). 

This function reinforces the CCAC’s core mandate to address methane as part of its broader goal to reduce short-lived climate pollutants while responding to GMP countries' need for support to deliver on their commitment. 

As the GMP secretariat, CCAC will work with GMP countries and supporters to strengthen engagement and coordination, track progress, monitor policy actions and project successes, maintain and update resources, provide direct support through one-on-one advice, engage participants and supporters through CCAC hubs, meetings, and the Scientific Advisory Panel, and ministerial engagements.  

U.S. Special Climate Envoy John Kerry addresses the room at the 2022 GMP Ministerial in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, 17 Nov 2022

The CCAC played a critical role in supporting the creation of the GMP. Our 2021 Global Methane Assessment formed the Pledge’s scientific underpinning by illustrating that there are readily available measures that can achieve its goals. We now work with participating countries to help develop the most efficient methane mitigation strategies to realize the goals of the Pledge. 

Participants in the pledge commit to moving towards using the highest tier IPCC good practice inventory methodologies, as well as working to continuously improve the accuracy, transparency, consistency, comparability, and completeness of national greenhouse gas inventory reporting under the UNFCCC and Paris Agreement, and to provide greater transparency in key sectors. 

The Pledge also engages the private sector, development banks, financial institutions and philanthropic institutions to support implementation.