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Glasgow COP26 Summit: Up to 90 countries pledge to reduce methane emissions by 2030

Source : 112 Ukraine

China, Russia and India, which are also among the top five methane emitters, have not signed the commitment
14:50, 2 November 2021

Joe Biden on Glasgow COP26 Summit
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About 90 countries have joined the US and EU efforts to reduce greenhouse gas and methane emissions by 30% by 2030 compared to 2020 levels, Reuters reports citing a senior official in the US presidential administration, Joe Biden.

The global plan to reduce methane emissions, first announced in September, now includes half of the world's 30 largest sources of air pollution, which account for two-thirds of the world's economy. Among the new signatories will be Brazil, one of the world's five largest sources of methane emissions.

The Climate Partnership Program will begin on Tuesday, November 2. The list of countries that supported it will be published on the same day.

China, Russia and India, which are also among the top five methane emitters, have not signed the commitment. All these countries were included in the list as potential participants in the agreement.

Methane is the main greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide (CO2). It has a higher heat retention potential than CO2, but decomposes faster in the atmosphere. Reducing methane emissions can have a rapid impact on curbing global warming.

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 day before, on October 31, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in the United Kingdom to participate in the UN Climate Change Conference COP26.

He assured representatives of the world community that Ukraine will achieve climate neutrality by 2060.

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