New partnership aims to cut methane emissions

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By harnessing the power of the sun, the United Arab Emirates is cutting greenhouse gas emissions, generating jobs and a laying the foundation for low-carbon economic progress. Photo: UN

A new partnership to cut methane emissions as part of efforts to reduce global warming has been announced at a UN Climate Summit on Tuesday.

Multinational oil and gas companies, major producing States and over two dozen cities joined forces to cut the pollutant.

Governments from major oil and gas producing countries such as Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Russia and the United States joined the initiative.

More than 25 cities have committed to reducing pollutants from municipal solid waste by 2020.

The network is expected to increase to 50 cities by next year and to 150 cities by 2020, and will eventually reach 1,000.

The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the partnership saying that it shows how governments, corporations and civil society can work together to reduce emissions.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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