11 Oct 2021

Breakthrough? More countries join pact to cut methane emissions ahead of COP26

Chief Correspondent

Another 24 countries have joined the global pact to slash methane emissions by the end of the decade.

That’s equivalent to almost two-thirds of the world’s economy.

The deal, which will be formally announced at the COP26 summit,  commits nations to cutting methane by 30% from sectors like agriculture and the oil industry.

Supporters say it’s a crucial way of keeping the rise in global temperatures below 1.5 Celsius.