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Finland - Methane to Markets Partnership

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 17 February 2017

Finland joined the Partnership in July 2008, seeking to expand its emissions reduction measures and to increase its cooperation with the private sector in areas such as the conversion of methane emissions into energy.

Launched by the US Environmental Protection Agency in 2004, the Methane to Markets Partnership is an international initiative to advance cost-effective, near-term reductions of methane emissions. Signatory nations will collaborate with other governments and the private sector to reduce global methane emissions and enhance economic growth, promote energy security, and improve the environment.

Other Partnership aims include improving mine safety, reducing waste, and improving local air quality. The Partnership initially targets three major methane sources: landfills, underground coal mines, and natural gas and oil systems.

The Partnership seeks to reduce aggregate annual methane emissions by 50 MtCO2 equivalents by 2015. Finland is a member of the Partnerships Technical Sub-committees for the landfill and agricultural sectors.

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