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Brazil Says It Will Sign Global Pledge to Cut Methane Emissions

  • Global methane pledge has around 80 country signatories
  • Methane seen as an early success of COP26 negotiations
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Brazil will sign the global methane pledge, its foreign affairs ministry said in a tweet, making it the second-largest emitter after the U.S. to join the collective commitment to slash release of the gas 30% by 2030.

The move represents a change in Brazil’s stance, which historically has favored measures to address all gases instead of specific ones. The nation has long argued that fossil fuels are the biggest cause of climate change. Its methane emissions come from agriculture, mainly cattle.