Day 2 COP26

Day 2 COP26

Today’s theme


Investing in solar power to create a global solar grid infrastructure across the world.


The big news today is farting good!!! Methane


More than 100 countries agree to cut emissions of methane by 30% by 2030. Methane is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, but unlike carbon dioxide, methane does eventually decay by being oxidised to make… you guessed it… more carbon dioxide! The pledge covers countries which emit nearly half of all methane, 


Just last August the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that methane was responsible for a significant proportion of the 1oC of warming the world has already experienced.


The potential benefits are huge – scientists believe it could help the world avoid 0.3oC of warming by 2040.


Major emitters like Russia, China and India are not part of the pledge. All the commitments are voluntary – there is no big stick.


Ways to cut methane include capturing emissions from landfill sites to burn for electricity and changing the diet of cattle or reducing the number of cattle.

And in other news……The governments of France, Germany, the UK, the US, and the EU, have outlined a partnership to get South Africa off coal, with an initial funding of £6bn ($8.5bn)

World leaders have began to depart Glasgow now in their planes, leaving behind teams of country negotiators for the next 10 days.

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