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Methane emissions are in policymakers’ crosshairs

The “global” pledge to cut methane emissions by 30% this decade is a worthy aim, but the fact that the world’s biggest emitters have not signed up is far from helpful, and many of the obvious ways to reduce emissions should happen in spite of political targets, not because of them. While we expect human-driven methane emissions to decline this decade, we doubt that the goal of the pledge will be met.

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