Methane technical assistance

At COP26 in November 2021, over 100 countries joined the Global Methane Pledge (GMP), committing to collectively cut global anthropogenic methane emissions by at least 30% by 2030 from 2020 levels. Achieving this goal would put the world on a path to limit warming to 1.5ºC.

All Global Methane Pledge participants are encouraged to develop or update a Methane Action Plan or Roadmap. These plans help countries leverage emerging data and techniques to enhance their Paris Agreement methane emissions inventories; identify compelling abatement strategies; and define methane-related policies, programs, and project proposals including in the context of their NDC revision. These plans can also help to match governments with technical assistance from GMP partners.

To support the Global Methane Pledge, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) works with participating countries to identify resources to support methane mitigation. The CCAC stands ready to meet one-on-one with countries to discuss priorities and needs and help develop the most efficient methane mitigation strategies to realize the goals of the Pledge.

Find out how to access the CCAC's services below.  

Methane Roadmap Action Programme

Building from the decade-long experience and methodology of the CCAC's National Planning​ process, the CCAC has launched the Methane Roadmap Action Programme (M-RAP) to support the development and implementation of transparent and consistent national Methane Action Plans or Roadmaps​.​ It supports GMP countries to identify, analyse and build on existing commitments, plans, and activities using a transparent and harmonised methodology​.

Capacity building through CCAC supported Methane Roadmaps enable countries to use internationally available data and develop or improve their national capacities on inventories and monitoring reporting and verification. ​This approach provides a common baseline for collective action and tracking​.  All ODA-eligible GMP countries can receive CCAC funding support to develop their national methane roadmap or action plan. Learn more about M-RAP and access the Methane Roadmap Template.


Tools for methane mitigation


The CCAC-UN Environment Programme Global Methane Assessment shows that human-caused methane emissions can be reduced by up to 45% this decade and identifies measures to target emissions cost effectively and with immediate benefits to society. Get the assessment and web tool below.



Most human-caused methane emissions come from just three sectors: agriculture (40% of global anthropogenic methane emissions), fossil fuels (35%), and waste (20%). Agricultural emissions include emissions from livestock enteric fermentation, livestock manure, and rice cultivation. Waste emissions include solid waste and wastewater.

Select a sector below to find a selection of targeted tools, guidelines, and methods for governments and policy.

Waste sector

General guidelines and tools

Landfill gas capture and use

Organic waste diversion

Wastewater treatment

Find more free resources in the CCAC Resource Library.

Sector-focused expert assistance

The CCAC can match governments with external experts on methane mitigation in the Agriculture, Fossil Fuel and Waste sectors. Experts are able to provide guidance on technological options, mitigation measures, funding opportunities, application of measurement tools, and policy development. 

Request expert assistance by completing this online form

National Planning Support

The CCAC supports developing countries to develop national plans that integrate climate and clean air objectives through actions to reduce methane and other short-lived climate pollutants. This integrated planning approach provides structure to the national planning process, while remaining flexible enough to accommodate for the unique context and challenges in each country.  

The CCAC is accepting new requests for support at all stages of the national planning process, for activities including emissions inventories, policy and mitigation measure assessments, action plan design, and Monitoring, Reporting & Verification (MRV). Funding is available to ODA-eligible countries. 

Request national planning support by writing to secretariat [at] (subject: CCAC%20National%20planning%20support) (secretariat[at]ccacoalition[dot]org)

Policy and regulatory support

The CCAC supports policy design and implementation in developing countries through targeted activities such as regulatory analysis, cost-benefit analysis, and peer-to-peer exchanges. Funding is available to ODA-eligible countries. 

Request policy and regulatory support by writing to secretariat [at] (subject: CCAC%20Policy%20and%20regulatory%20support%20) (secretariat[at]ccacoalition[dot]org)

Methane Country Projections

CCAC Methane Country Projections are stand‐alone briefings designed as tools for communication and advocacy, as well as discussion starters in the context of the Global Methane Pledge. They are designed to show the scale of potential reductions and high priority targets in each country, and to help guide strategic decision‐making by Global Methane Pledge partners. The data used for Country Projections is taken from international data used in the 2021 Global Methane Assessment, not from national inventories. This allows the Country Projections to be internally consistent and comparable between countries, regions and global assessments. The country projections do not replace nationally generated data or assessments. The projections are made available to ODA‐eligible countries, and upon request, beyond. They will not be made public unless the respective country wishes to do so.