Launched at the G20 Summit, the International Methane Emissions Observatory (IMEO) is a data-driven, action-focused initiative by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) with support from the European Commission to catalyse dramatic reduction of methane emissions, starting with the energy sector.
IMEO is set to revolutionize the approach to methane reduction by interconnecting data with action on research, reporting, and implementation. IMEO will collect and integrate diverse methane emissions data streams to establish a global public record of empirically verified methane emissions at an unprecedented level of accuracy and granularity.
By providing near-real time, reliable, and granular data on the locations and quantity of methane emissions that targets strategic mitigation action, IMEO will catalyse strategic mitigation actions that are urgently needed to achieve the Paris agreement goals.
IMEO will be a powerful agent for change in the ecosystem of partners and institutions engaged in the methane emissions challenge. It fills an urgent need and creates a sound, independent scientific basis for methane emissions action.
Methane: Everything You Need to Know