Global Methane Pledge

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03 November 2021 Current Affairs:On November 2, 2021, the ongoing UN COP26 climate conference in Glasgow Global Methane Pledge was launched.

♦ This promise has been signed by over 90 countries so far.
♦ The United States and the European Union are jointly leading the Global Methane Pledge.
♦ Because methane is the second most abundant greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, this vow is significant.

Global Methane Pledge
♦ The US and EU originally launched the Global Methane Pledge in September 2021. It’s a deal to cut down on worldwide methane emissions. 
♦ This commitment was made with the goal of reducing methane emissions by 30% by 2030 when compared to 2020 levels.
♦ According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, methane is responsible for around half of the 1.0 degree Celsius increase in global average temperature since pre-industrial times.
♦ According to the United Nations, methane is responsible for 25% of global warming.

♦ Methane is a greenhouse gas and a natural gas component. Its presence in the atmosphere raises the Earth’s temperature. Methane is produced both by humans and by nature.

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