India co-chairs Global Methane Initiative Steering Leadership Meeting

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India has co-chaired the Steering Leadership meeting of the Global Methane Initiative(GMI).

What is the Global Methane Initiative(GMI)?

GMI is an international public-private initiative launched in 2004.

Aim: To achieve a global reduction in anthropogenic methane emission through a partnership among developed and developing countries having economies in transition.

Members: It is a voluntary Government and an informal international partnership having members from 45 countries including the United States and Canada. India has been one of the members since its inception.

Secretariat: It is currently hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Current Chairperson: Canada

Vice-Chairmanship: India has taken up Vice-Chairmanship for the first time in the Steering Leadership along with the USA. 

Read more: EU, UNEP launch International Methane Emissions Observatory

Source: This post is based on the article “India co-chairs Global Methane Initiative Steering Leadership Meeting” published in PIB on 10th Dec 2021.

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