The Global Methane Pledge is initiated by the European Union and the U.S. and launched on 2nd November within the framework of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) from 31st October to 12th November in Glasgow, Scotland. The initiative commits to reduce methane emissions by 30% by 2030 compared to the base year of 2020.
Approximately 90 nations participated in the agreement to pledge to cut global methane emissions. If a significant reduction in methane reduction is achieved within this decade, global warming of about 0.3 oC by 2040s can be avoided, according to the United Nations.
Sectors that are most relevant to the Global Methane Pledge include energy, waste, and agriculture.
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Sources & further information: “COP26: Viet Nam pledge to cut methane emissions by 30 per cent by 2030” at http://www9.monre.gov.vn and “Việt Nam tham gia cam kết giảm phát thải metan” at https://vnexpress.net, accessed on 9 November 2021.