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Kerry Announces US Backing for African Methane-Abatement Drive

  • US to give AfDB $5 million, joining other donor pledges
  • Methane has 84 times carbon dioxide’s global-warming power
John Kerry

John Kerry

Photographer: Linh Pham/Bloomberg

US climate envoy John Kerry announced financial support for an African Development Bank program to reduce methane emissions in Africa.

The US will give the Abidjan-based lender $5 million for its Africa Climate Change Fund and an additional $5 million will come from the Global Methane Hub over the next three years, while $1.2 million will be sourced from a number of other donors, the AfDB said in a statement on Thursday.