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Setting the Standard for methane emissions abatement
Debbie Gordon is a senior principal in the Climate Intelligence Program at RMI, where she leads the Oil and Gas Solutions Initiative.
Climate change is the single biggest threat to our global future. Our sea levels are rising, our droughts are becoming more severe, our forests are burning, and our storms are becoming more extreme.
If you asked which greenhouse gas has an extreme impact on global warming and continues to increase each year, CO2 would probably at the forefront of most people’s minds.
We are at a critical juncture in the fight against climate change. At least, that is what Governments, marketers, and companies the world over tell us. But then why aren’t they talking about methane emissions?
If we do not halve our annual greenhouse gas emissions by the end of this decade, our 2050 net zero targets will be out of reach.
If we are to drive down methane emissions, the investment community should look to leverage its influence to encourage producers to address methane emissions.