December 4, 2021

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COP26: 97 countries are committed to reducing methane emissions by 30% by 2030; The list appears in Brazil | Policeman26

In a global effort to reduce methane emissions by 30% from 2020 to 2030, 97 countries joined the Global Methane Stabilization on Tuesday (2), according to the agreement’s official website.

The first global pledge on methane, led by the United States and the European Union, was announced in September, ahead of COP 26, the United Nations Climate Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, until the 12th. It now covers half of the top 30 methane emitters that make up two-thirds of the world economy.

The list appears to be a new signing of the Pledge of Allegiance to Brazil, but no official announcement has yet been made. g1 sought the Ministry of Environment, which confirmed the membership of the country.

In South American countries, it also appears in the list of signatories: Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Guyana.

But, according to Reuters, the three major greenhouse gas emissions powers – China, Russia and India – have not signed the pledge, while Australia has said it will not support the pledge.

According to meteorologists, methane has a lower lifespan than CO2 in the atmosphere, but it is 80 times more powerful at warming the Earth and contributing 30% to global warming since pre-industrial times. It is mainly produced in the digestive system of livestock, in landfills and in the production of oil and gas.

Brazil ranks fifth globally in methane emissions, with 61% of agro-emissions from livestock emissions from livestock intestinal fermentation.

Data from the Climate Observatory ‘s Green House Emissions Assessment System (SEEG) show that agricultural emissions in the country are higher: they increased by 2.5% in 2020 over the previous year.

Agriculture has been emitting the second largest greenhouse gases in Brazil since at least 1990 (the year SEEG emission began to be calculated sector-wise), which accounts for 27% of today’s total work. When added to deforestation – Brazilian agriculture is directly linked to deforestation – activities add up to 73% of all emissions in the country.