Transatlantic methane pledge meets mixed reception

A joint EU-US pledge to cut methane emissions 30% by the end of the decade has been well received by climate campaigners in the run up to COP26, but German MEP Jutta Paulus warned that it lacks regulatory teeth.

by Robert Hodgson
Joe Biden speaking during the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate. The US president unveiled the methane pledge alongside European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen. Photo: Al Drago/Getty Images
Joe Biden speaking during the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate. The US president unveiled the methane pledge alongside European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen. Photo: Al Drago/Getty Images

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