Xie Zhenhua, China’s special envoy for climate, left, and the US special presidential envoy for climate, John Kerry, during a session on the Global Methane Pledge at COP27 on November 17 in Sharm el-Sheikh. Photo: AP
Xie Zhenhua, China’s special envoy for climate, left, and the US special presidential envoy for climate, John Kerry, during a session on the Global Methane Pledge at COP27 on November 17 in Sharm el-Sheikh. Photo: AP

Explainer |
As methane takes centre stage, how will China, the largest emitter of greenhouse gas globally, reduce emissions?

  • Beijing has not signed up to the Global Methane Pledge, a multi-country initiative first launched by the US and the European Union last year
  • Xie Zhenhua, China’s top climate diplomat, told COP27 that Beijing had drafted its own methane strategy to control emissions in the energy, agriculture and waste treatment sectors

Xie Zhenhua, China’s special envoy for climate, left, and the US special presidential envoy for climate, John Kerry, during a session on the Global Methane Pledge at COP27 on November 17 in Sharm el-Sheikh. Photo: AP
Xie Zhenhua, China’s special envoy for climate, left, and the US special presidential envoy for climate, John Kerry, during a session on the Global Methane Pledge at COP27 on November 17 in Sharm el-Sheikh. Photo: AP
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