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United Nations report is calling for swift action to cut emissions of methane

BBC News Chief Environment Correspondent Justin Rowlatt interviews SEI researcher Eleni Michalopoulou about the new Global Methane Assessment on the 6 o’clock news.

Published on 7 May 2021
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The Global Methane Assessment released by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), with support from SEI researchers, shows that human-caused methane emissions can be reduced by up to 45% this decade.

Methane is second, only to carbon dioxide, when it comes to driving climate change. The Assessment shows that to put the world on a path that is consistent with the Paris Agreement target of 1.5°C, methane emissions must be reduced by 45% by 2030.

Eleni Michalopoulou, SEI researcher and co-author of the Global Methane Assessment


Eleni Michalopoulou

Research Associate

SEI York

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