February 6, 2023

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Australia refuses to sign EU-US 'methane agreement'

Australia refuses to sign EU-US ‘methane agreement’

Australia refuses to sign the so-called Methane Agreement between the European Union and the United States to reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases methane. Energy Minister Angus Taylor said reducing methane emissions would undermine Australia’s prosperity and quality of life.

On October 11, the European Union and the United States announced a methane agreement. Methane emissions should be reduced by 30 percent by 2030 compared to 2020. A total of 35 countries have joined the agreement, including nine of the twenty largest methane producers. According to experts, methane is the second most important cause of climate change after CO2.

Australia produces a lot of fossil fuels, which emit a lot of greenhouse gases. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the country emits 0.7 percent of total methane. In addition, almost a quarter of all emissions in Australia in 2019 will be methane.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday approved a plan to reduce the net emissions of all greenhouse gases to zero by 2050, but he refused to legislate it.

Criticized for Australia’s climate policy. Morrison will attend the upcoming climate summit in Glasgow.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Energy has announced that South Korea will sign a methane agreement. The country aims to reduce methane emissions to 19.7 million tons by 2030, which is 30 percent less than current emissions.

On October 11, the European Union and the United States announced a methane agreement. Methane emissions should be reduced by 30 percent by 2030 compared to 2020. A total of 35 countries have joined the agreement, including nine of the twenty largest methane producers. According to experts, methane is the second most important cause of climate change after CO2. Australia produces a lot of fossil fuels, which emit a lot of greenhouse gases. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the country emits 0.7 percent of total methane. In addition, almost a quarter of Australia’s emissions in 2019 are methane. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison approved a plan to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050, but refused to legislate. Criticized for Australia’s climate policy. Morrison will attend the upcoming climate summit in Glasgow. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Energy has announced that South Korea will sign a methane agreement. The country aims to reduce methane emissions to 19.7 million tons by 2030, which is 30 percent less than current emissions.

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