EM – December 2022: This month, EM explores the key sources of methane emissions and discusses the practices, technologies, and policies that can reduce them.by Bryan Comer
Methane is the second-largest contributor to climate change, responsible for 0.5 °C of warming since the pre-industrial era, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Sixth Assessment Report. In that same report, the IPCC showed that future scenarios that limit warming to 1.5 °C require cutting methane emissions by at least one third between 2019 and 2030. The Global Methane Pledge was launched by the United States and the European Union at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26); it aims to reduce global methane emissions by at least 30% between 2020 and 2030. More than 100 countries have signed on, but curbing global methane emissions will be no small task. This issue of EM explores sources of methane emissions and discusses the practices, technologies, and policies that can reduce them.
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