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NZ sniffing around tougher global methane pledge

Rebecca Howard
Fri, 17 Sep 2021

About 42% of NZ's emissions come from agriculture. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Rebecca Howard
Fri, 17 Sep 2021
A global methane pledge spearheaded by the European Union and the US could increase the pressure on New Zealand to reduce methane emissions even more than its current commitments. The US and EU have reportedly agreed to reduce human-caused methane emissions by at least 30% by 2030, compared with 2020 levels, according to a draft seen by Reuters.The announcement will come later Friday as US president Joe Biden and other world leaders hold a virtual, closed-door meeting on climate, ahead of a UN conference in Glasgow in November, CNN reporte...

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