top of page
  • Writer's pictureGustavo Bernal Torres

COP26: World Leaders Announce Global Pledge To Slash Methane

The Global Methane Pledge aims to limit methane emissions by 30% compared with 2020 levels.

  • There has been a growing focus on methane as a way of buying extra time to tackle climate change. Although there's more CO2 in the atmosphere and it sticks around for longer, individual methane molecules have a more powerful warming effect on the atmosphere than single CO2 molecules.

  • The thrust is to cut emissions by 30% by 2030. The main focus in the short-term will be the fossil fuel industry. Most of the curbs can be achieved at little or no cost. The potential benefits are huge - scientists believe it could help the world avoid 0.3C of warming by 2040. At a time where every fraction of a degree matters, that is a major saving that could help keep the 1.5C threshold in play.



Recent Posts

See All

There may be an investment case for holding them, but it’s not obvious they are saving the planet. The investors who penned the open letter — including BNP Paribas Asset Management, Eden Tree Investme

bottom of page