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Turning Data into Action

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas that accounts for around 30 percent of global warming. For a long time, the problem of carbon dioxide emissions has dominated the climate debate, but in 2021 at COP26, a new declaration on reducing methane emissions globally was adopted. The declaration created momentum on the issue – countries have adopted national action plans and financial resources to produce better and more reliable data have increased. Despite this, efforts to reduce methane emissions globally are too slow to achieve our climate goals by 2030.

There are ambiguities and shortcomings in regulations for how companies should measure, report and reduce their methane emissions. There are also challenges for civil society to engage the public in the issue, for example when a methane leak is invisible in comparison with an oil spill, even though it can have a much greater impact on the climate. Another challenge is that the new technical data that is now available is too complex and difficult for civil society to easily use in its advocacy work.

In this project, the Center for Climate Crime Analysis (CCCA) wants to enable civil society to drive a reduction more effectively in methane emissions by compiling data and information linked to large emitters of methane gas.

The project is supported with SEK 3 000 000.

What does the project deliver?

  • – An analytical report investigating five major emitters of methane is produced,
  • – A network of civil society organizations on the methane issue is created,
  • – A strategy and data with best practices and lessons learned are developed, and CCCA’s new organizational focus on methane is established for the future.

Why do we support this project?

The project contributes to increased accountability of private actors who cause environmental damage. The project fits well into the Postcode Foundation’s environmental strategy, to support projects with great potential to contribute to a long-term solution to pressing environmental challenges of global and national importance, as well as the Foundation’s multi-year priority on climate and biodiversity.

Project time status


This project started in June 2023 and ends in November 2024

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