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  • 29 September, 2022

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Global Methane Pledge

Global Methane Pledge

  • Methane emissions will likely increase by 13 percent by 2030 without the Global Methane Pledge.

About Global Methane Pledge:

  • It was launched in 2021, aims to keep alive the 1.5 degrees Celsius goal.
  • Over 100 countries have committed to reducing global methane emissions by at least 30 per cent by 2030 from 2020 levels.
  • This reduction could eliminate over 0.2C warming by 2050
  • India, which is not a part of the Global Methane Pledge, is among the top five methane emitters globally, according to the International Energy Agency.
  • Most emissions can be traced back to agriculture.

Aims and objectives

  • It aims to catalyse global action and strengthen support for existing international methane emission reduction initiatives to advance technical and policy work that will serve to underpin Participants’ domestic actions.
  • It also recognizes the essential roles that private sector, development banks, financial institutions and philanthropy play to support implementation of the Pledge and welcomes their efforts and engagement.

About Methane

  • Methane (CH4) is a hydrocarbon that is a primary component of natural gas.
  • It is also a greenhouse gas (GHG), so its presence in the atmosphere affects the earth’s temperature and climate system.
  • It is emitted from a variety of anthropogenic (human-influenced) and natural sources.
  • Anthropogenic emission sources include landfills, oil and natural gas systems, agricultural activities, coal mining, stationary and mobile combustion, wastewater treatment, and certain industrial processes.

ReadAlso : Methane Emissions- Global Methane Assessment & Climate Change

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