An oil pumpjack stands idle in Long Beach, California, potentially leaking methane gas. More than 100 countries have signed a commitment to reduce their methane emissions by at least 30 per cent by 2030. Photo: AFP
An oil pumpjack stands idle in Long Beach, California, potentially leaking methane gas. More than 100 countries have signed a commitment to reduce their methane emissions by at least 30 per cent by 2030. Photo: AFP
COP26

COP26: more than 100 nations pledge to cut methane, but not China

  • Russia and India also did not sign the commitment, leaving out the world’s top three emitters of the second-most human-caused greenhouse gas
  • But while it has no near-term targets, Beijing says it is stepping up efforts to reduce non-carbon dioxide emissions

An oil pumpjack stands idle in Long Beach, California, potentially leaking methane gas. More than 100 countries have signed a commitment to reduce their methane emissions by at least 30 per cent by 2030. Photo: AFP
An oil pumpjack stands idle in Long Beach, California, potentially leaking methane gas. More than 100 countries have signed a commitment to reduce their methane emissions by at least 30 per cent by 2030. Photo: AFP
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