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40 Countries to Announce Methane-Reduction Plans at COP27

0 shares Share 0 Tweet 0 Pin 0 Share 0 Global Methane Pledge was created last year at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. The goal of the pledge is for countries to lower greenhouse gas emissions. According to… Read More

Global Methane Pledge was created last year at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. The goal of the pledge is for countries to lower greenhouse gas emissions. 

According to Eco Watch, 40 of the 125 members will announce plans for the reduction of methane at the COP27 conference in Egypt this November.
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“Reducing methane emissions plays an important role in mitigating the climate crisis because methane is both extremely potent at trapping heat in the atmosphere and relatively short-lived once released. It is around 80 times more effective at trapping heat than carbon dioxide during its first 20 years in the atmosphere, but it also dissipates after 10 years.”

It’s estimated that there’s more methane in the atmosphere today than at any point in the last 800,000 years. This contributes to 30% of global warming. 

Reducing methane emissions is seen as the best strategy to achieve the goal of keeping global warming to 1.5C. Participants in the pledge promised to reduce methane emissions by 30% by 2030. This will prevent 0.2 degrees of warming.

Some of the countries announcing their plans for lower methane production are Canada, the US, and Vietnam. They will join 15 countries which already announced their plans and will be followed by 25 more. Hopefully, other big methane emitters will follow soon.


Marina is passionate about sustainability and works to help ensure our planet stays as our home for a long time. She takes part in environmental conservation by recycling and not buying single-use plastic. When not writing, she can be found with her nose stuck in a book or trying out new baking recipes.

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