Jordan to reduce methane emissions to below 30 percent – Al Ghad

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GLASGOW — Jordan aims to reduce methane emission from 78 percent to lower than 30 percent by reducing waste output through recycling, use, and sorting, according to the acting director of Climate Change at the Ministry of Environment, Bilal Shaqareen.اضافة اعلان

The Kingdom has expressed its intention to join the US and EU led initiative to reduce global methane emissions by 30 percent by 2030, which was agreed on at the COP26 climate summit, according to Al Ghad.

The countries that will join the pledge commit to a collective goal of reducing global methane emissions by at least 30 percent from 2020 to 2030, moving towards using the best inventory methodologies available.

The amount of methane emission in Jordan from waste tops 78 percent, leading the Ministry of Environment to work with other ministries and concerned authorities in this regard, including the Ministry of Local Administration and the Greater Amman Municipality to reduce waste, Shaqareen said.

He said these projects will lower methane gas production in Jordan to below 30 percent. Methane is one of the greenhouse gases responsible for global warming, methane is emitted from oil and coal industries and farming and animal husbandry, although methane does not last as long in the atmosphere as CO2.

Reducing methane emissions can have a rapid impact in limiting global warming and its impact on the global climate.

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