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China, Russia, India don't sign commitments to reduce methane emissions

Source : 112 Ukraine

At the same time, China, Russia and India are the largest methane pollutants in the world
17:10, 2 November 2021

Press Service of the President of Ukraine

Russia, India and China have not signed commitments to reduce methane emissions, Reuters reports.

"China, Russia and India, also top-five methane emitters, have not signed on to the pledge. Those countries were all included on a list identified as targets to join the pledge," the messege reads.

It is noted that almost 90 countries have joined the agreement to reduce methane emissions, which is the main cause of greenhouse gases, and hence climate change, by 30% by 2030.

An agreement to reduce methane emissions was first proposed in September. Now it is supported by more than half of the 30 countries that emit the most gas. In addition, Brazil, one of the world's 5 largest methane pollutants, is due to join the agreement today.

According to the source, a sharp reduction in methane emissions in this decade will help avoid almost 0.3°C of global warming by the 2040s. At the same time, the agreement will help modernize the country's energy sector, as key sources of methane emissions are leaky oil and gas infrastructure, old coal mines, agriculture and landfills.

As it was reported, the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) officially opened in Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday. The results of the convention should be an agreements to restore the world's climate: the transition to cleaner energy sources, building a "green" economy.

Related: COP-26 Summit: Leaders of over 100 countries pledge to end deforestation by 2030

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