Global Methane Pledge: GMP
Recently Australia has joined the Global Methane Pledge (GMP).
GMP was launched in the year 2021 during COP26. It aims to catalyze action to reduce methane emissions. It is led by the United States and the European Union.
Currently, it has more than 100 countries as partners. All these countries collectively are responsible for 45% of global human-caused methane emissions.
Member States collectively commit to reducing methane emissions by at least 30% below 2020 levels by 2030.
India is not a part of GMP. India has not signed it due to concerns over its impact on trade, the country’s vast agricultural sector and the role of livestock in the rural economy.
Source – The Hindu