To save the planet, we need to reduce short-lived, but potent emissions of methane alongside efforts to decarbonize. Methane (CH4) is a greenhouse gas that traps over 80 times more heat in our atmosphere than carbon dioxide over the first 20 years. Swift action to reduce methane pollution from the world’s major sources is the most immediate way we can slow warming now.
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Methane is an invisible pollutant causing at least 25% of current warming.
#India must take a leading role in helping operationalise the finance and stocktaking mechanisms of the #UNFCCC and the historic loss and damage fund adopted at #COP27, asserts Vedant Kulkarni https://or-f.org/114130
This summer’s monsoon rains & floods inundated one-third of the country, destroying farmland, displacing millions of people, and killing nearly 2,000.
Economic losses have been estimated at up to $40 billion. (source: FP)
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#COP27 - A text that does not stop fossil fuel expansion, that does not provide progress from the already weak Glasgow Pact from COP26 makes a mockery of the millions of people living with the impacts of climate change, says @zeinaalhajj https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/11/loss-damage-fund-saves-cop27-abyss/
Over 14 days, the world’s eyes were on Sharm El-Sheikh, as #COP27 brought together 112 heads of state, over 46,000 delegates including ministers, scientists, policy-makers, members of civil society, IGOs, activists and youth.