The Global Methane Hub is a philanthropic organization dedicated to reducing methane emissions globally and significantly boost philanthropic resources allocated specifically to methane reduction. Last year, the Hub donated $10 million dollars to the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) in an effort to financially assist 30 countries with developing plans to reduce their methane emissions. These plans include technical support to estimate emissions, identify mitigation options, and design policies to meet these goals. In addition, through this initiative, the Hub supports and funds technical experts on methane to be embedded in ministries to increase capacity in the long term.
Since its launching, the organization has raised over $300 million, including $200 million that is managed as part of a pooled fund for more than 20 of the largest climate philanthropic organizations to reduce methane emissions. Philanthropy plays an imperative role in dismantling obstacles for methane mitigation and leveraging this opportune moment to reduce methane emissions. Working quickly to fund organizations like the CCAC is essential to their work of mitigating methane on the ground and providing effective solutions and strategies for communities around the globe.
In particular, Global Methane Hub grants advance the following key objectives:
- Remove barriers to methane mitigation, such as a lack of capacity, data, and/or civic engagement
- Propel scientific research and technology development that can track, measure, and reduce methane emissions.
- Provide technical support for pilot projects that can showcase the potential for methane mitigation.
- Protect and empower frontline communities most harmed by methane emissions.
As connectors, funders, and educators in the methane space, the Hub's commitment to the Global Methane Pledge aligns with the CCAC’s approach to achieve the pledge’s goals.
“The Global Methane Hub is proud to serve CCAC as a partner focusing on facilitating a global ecosystem of leaders committed to reducing methane gasses,” said Marcelo Mena, CEO of Global Methane Hub. “Our organization believes in the power of unity when addressing our most pressing climate issues. We look forward to working with CCAC, their world-leading partners, and the global community as we build the momentum necessary for our society to keep global temperatures from exceeding 1.5°C.”