Methane: Pollution Control

(asked on 14th April 2023) - View Source

Question to the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero:

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will publish a plan for how the UK will meet the Global Methane Pledge launched at COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021.

Answered by
Graham Stuart Portrait
Graham Stuart
This question was answered on 24th April 2023

The UK has adopted early and ambitious measures to tackle methane emissions. Between 1990 and 2020, UK methane emissions dropped by 62%, more than any other OECD country.

The Government recognises the urgency to do more, including to meet the Global Methane Pledge as a global target, and is pursuing efforts to secure further emission reductions in line with the Net Zero Strategy, Net Zero Growth Plan, and Carbon budgets. The Government does not have plans to produce a separate methane focused plan.

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