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Why didn't India and Australia sign the Methane Pact

Updated: Nov 17, 2021

Recently, a significant global development took place in Glasgow by the initiative of the US and EU. The development is the COP26 summit, in which the global methane pact pledge was signed. Back in Sep, only nine countries signed the pact, which now has more than 100 countries who have joined. The biggest emitters like Russia, China, India, Australia, and Iran are still not part of the pact.

According to the pledge, the countries will collectively reduce the methane emission by 30% by 2030, so the global temperature could be limited to 1.5 C pre-industrial level. By joining the Pact, countries pledge to reduce the means whereby the methane gas produces and deteriorates the atmosphere, and the global mission of net-zero could be achieved.

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