Monday, 25 October 2021 03:54 GMT

U.S. President calls on EU, partners to reduce methane 30 pct by 2030

(MENAFN) On Friday, Sep. 17 US President Joe Biden called on EU and other partners to conduct a Global Methane Pledge that would cut global methane emissions by over 30 percent below last year levels by 2030.

Biden noted in a virtual assembly of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate: "this will not only rapidly reduce the rate of global warming, but it will also produce a very valuable side benefit, like improving public health and agricultural output."

Stressing that the world is at "an inflection point," he stated there is a true consensus on climate catastrophe constituting an existential threat.

He added: "the finding from the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change represents a code red for humanity. And the time to act is really narrowing ... close to a point of no return. We don’t have a lot of time ... we have to act now."

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