Methane Emissions: Sources, Impacts & Initiatives


  • Energy Sector: Activities related to oil, natural gas, and coal contribute significantly to methane emissions during extraction, production, and transport.
  • Natural Processes: Methane is generated naturally through the breakdown of organic matter in environments like wetlands, and it's released by sources such as decaying organic material and submarine permafrost.
  • Livestock Rearing: Ruminant animals like cows, sheep, goats, and buffaloes possess a unique digestive system enabling them to digest materials other species cannot. Emissions from livestock, including manure and gastroenteric releases, contribute to about 32% of human-caused methane emissions.
  • Natural Gas System Leaks: Methane emissions resulting from leaks in natural gas systems.
  • Waste ....
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