Federated States of Micronesia - Support on methane policy, planning, and action 


Mitigation of human-caused methane emissions is one of the most cost-effective strategies to rapidly reduce the rate of global warming and contribute significantly to global efforts to limit temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. 

Despite having a tiny methane emissions profile The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) will be one of the nations most significantly effected by climate change, and has signed the Global Methane Pledge. 

FSM now seeks to undertake a national methane inventory and assessment of potential domestic methane abatement opportunities from its energy, agriculture and solid waste sectors. The FSM's Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) states that, by 2030, the FSM will reduce methane emissions related to diesel-electric generation by more than 65% below 2000 level. 

Furthermore, the FSM National Solid Waste Management Strategy 2010–2014 provides guidelines to implement an integrated solid waste management plan to encourage sustainable disposal practices which will eventually contribute to the reduction of methane emissions.  

Reducing methane from in agriculture and waste through energy recovery can also help FSM to reduce their dependency on fossil fuels (12.5% of GDP). 

This project will assist the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Emergency Management in developing a methane roadmap and monitoring reporting and verification system for methane emissions in line with NDC procedures and requirements.


The project will : 

  • Develop a methane roadmap that can be endorsed by the Federated States of Micronesia’s government.

To achieve this objective the project will:

  • Coordinate the project activities within the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Emergency Management. 
  • Develop a stakeholder map to identify the relevant stakeholders to be involved and consulted in developing the Methane Roadmap. 
  • Organise an orientation meeting to raise awareness on addressing methane and secure support from all stakeholders for the development of the Methane Roadmap. 
  • Develop a baseline report to determine methane emissions in the country.
  • Develop a methane emissions reduction roadmap. 
  • Organise a dissemination event to share project outputs and lessons learned.

    Project Reference: [FM-22-001] Micronesia – Deliver a Methane Roadmap  


Pollutants (SLCPs)