US and EU Announce Global Methane Pledge

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas.

The United States and European Union announced the Global Methane Pledge, an initiative to reduce global methane emissions. They will officially launch the initiative at the UN Climate Change Conference in November in Glasgow.

President Biden and the  EU Commission president urged countries at the U.S.-led  Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate to join in the pledge and they welcomed those that have already signaled support.

A White House press release reports, “Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and, according to the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, accounts for about half of the 1.0 degree Celsius net rise in global average temperature since the pre-industrial era. Rapidly reducing methane emissions is complementary to action on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, and is regarded as the single most effective strategy to reduce global warming in the near term and keep the goal of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius within reach. “

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his administration as they prepare for the UN conference on climate.
  • For wisdom for the leaders of the major economic nations as they consider ways to reduce greenhouse gases.
  • For God’s purposes for the stewardship of the planet to be accomplished.

Sources: CNBC, The White House


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