Methane’s global warming properties are 120 times more powerful than CO2.
To meet our climate goals, we must limit methane now.
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas.
Methane will do as much damage as CO2 from now until 2030.
Lower methane concentrations would rapidly reduce the rate of climate forcing, making methane mitigation one of the best ways of limiting near-term global warming. Doing so would also help limit dangerous climate feedback loops, while simultaneously delivering important health and economic benefits from reducing ground-level ozone.
United Nations Environment Programme and Climate and Clean Air Coalition (2021). Global Methane Assessment: Benefits and Costs of Mitigating Methane Emissions. Nairobi: United Nations Environment Programme.