Speaking at the landmark COP26 climate summit on Tuesday, the US and the European Union announced a global partnership to reduce emissions of methane by 30 per cent (compared to 2020 levels) by 2030. ,mybookie nba
volleyball rotation positions,EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen and US President Joe Biden confirmed their commitment to the goal, adding that over 100 countries had already signed on to the initiative. The Global Methane Pledge, as it's been dubbed, was first proposed by the US and the EU back in September.
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Methane – one of the primary components of natural gas – is odourless and invisible. Despite being lesser in concentration in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide, it is believed to be much more harmful in the near term than CO2. ,basketball reference event finder
t20 cricket betting strategy,By some estimates, methane is more than 80 times as powerful per unit of mass as carbon dioxide over a 20-year period. Over a 100-year period, it is believed to be some 28 to 34 times as harmful as CO2. It bears mentioning though that CO2, due to the fact that it can stay in the atmosphere for hundreds of years, remains the more harmful gas in the long term.
Roughly 40 per cent of methane is generated from wetlands but the larger share is generated from anthropogenic activity, including cattle-related and rice-related production. Another huge source of methane production emerges from transport and the consumption of natural gas. NASA estimates that the bulk of methane now comes from the burning of fossil fuels, decomposition in landfills and the agriculture sector. ,forebet todays football betting tips
volleyball anime 2.43,According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) latest report, methane accounts for 0.5 degrees Celsius of the net rise in global average temperature since the pre-industrial era.
tennis grip knuckle,While the overriding global goal is to ultimately curb carbon dioxide emissions, reducing methane emissions is viewed as a low-hanging fruit strategy that can buy some time in our continued fight against climate change. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has also noted previously that over 75 per cent of methane emissions can be reduced with the technology that currently exists, with 40 per cent of this realised at no additional cost.
As per the latest reports, the countries that have signed on to the pledge account for two-thirds of the global economy, and include half of the world's top 30 methane emitters including Brazil. However, concerns over the scope of ambition have been raised particularly because China, India and Russia have, to date, refrained from signing on. ,online casino blackjack
Other scientific models have also shown that, if we need to realise the 0.2 Celsius saving mentioned in the pledge, methane reductions will have to rise by 50 per cent (compared to 2020 levels) by 2030. It is also worth mentioning that the pledge is voluntary with countries facing no penalty for defaulting on their respective commitments. ,handball vereine hamburg damen