The China Methane Reduction Plan Is Expected To Be Released Soon, But May Lack Clear Targets

The strategy to reduce methane output is scheduled to be unveiled “imminently” by China, the world’s largest methane emitter

Although more than 150 countries, led by the United States, have signed a worldwide agreement to reduce methane emissions by 30% by 2030

During a visit to China last month, I reviewed a draft of the plan and discussed it with China’s special climate envoy, Xie Zhenhua

He claimed that Xie informed him that the proposal would be unveiled either before or during the next two weeks

This will be likely the most ambitious commitment and will cut the biggest chunk out of emissions from developing countries,

Another source with knowledge of the plans, who wished to remain anonymous due to lack of authorization to address the media