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Over 100 countries pledge to cut methane emissions

November 2, 2021 - More than 100 countries have joined a Global Methane Pledge – a U.S.- and EU-led bid to cut emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane by at least 30 percent in the next decade.

The pledge, launched at the COP26 summit in Glasgow on Tuesday after being announced in September, now covers countries representing nearly half of global methane emissions and 70 percent of global GDP, U.S. President Joe Biden said.

Among the new signatories was Brazil – one of the world’s five biggest emitters of methane.

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, first reported by Reuters.

PUBLISHED: 02/11/2021; STORY: Graphic News