EU, UNEP launch International Methane Emissions Observatory

What is the news?

At the recent G20 Summit, the International Methane Emissions Observatory (IMEO) was launched.

About International Methane Emissions Observatory (IMEO)

Launched by: UN Environment Programme (UNEP) with support from the European Union

Objective of the IMEO

The observatory aims to provide credible data to track countries progress on meeting methane reduction pledges and to promote best practice.

It will initially focus on methane emissions from the fossil fuel sector and then expand to other major emitting sectors like agriculture and waste.  

It will also monitor commitments made by countries in the Global Methane Pledge, a US- and EU-led effort to slash methane emissions by 30% by 2030.

Source: This post is based on the article EU, UNEP launch International Methane Emissions Observatorypublished in Reuters on 5th November 2021.

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