Enteric Fermentation R&D Accelerator: Mitigating methane emissions from livestock
Context and challenges
Methane is responsible for nearly half of current net global warming. However, only 1% of philanthropic climate funding and 2% of overall climate finance are going toward methane mitigation.
Mitigating agricultural methane in line with the Global Methane Pledge (30% by 2030) will be crucial to keep global warming under 1.5oC.
Even so, only a fraction of livestock methane is technically addressable today. Breakthroughs are required to reduce livestock emissions.
The Global Methane Hub (GMH) was launched in 2021 to support implementing the Global Methane Pledge, through an initial USD 200 Mn contribution from major foundations focusing on climate action, including CIFF, Sequoia, Ikea, High Tide, Quadrature, and Hewlett.
GMH will launch the largest ever livestock methane mitigation initiative: Enteric Fermentation R&D Accelerator, a global public-good breakthrough research effort exceeding USD 200 Mn, funded by philanthropy, corporates and governments, to lower costs of mitigation, and increase effectiveness of new technologies.
This initiative will focus on improved breeding, feeding, and the development of new feed additives, methane inhibiting vaccines, and improvements in rumen microbiology, and is part of the Aim for Climate Innovation Sprints led by UAE and the USDA.
Commitments from Business & Philanthropy
Join the Enteric Fermentation R&D Accelerator as an investor (current commitments: USD +200 Mn)