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Benefits and costs of mitigating global methane emissions

This report from the United Nations Environment Programme assesses the implications of cutting global methane emissions, including those from agriculture, fossil fuels and waste. It finds that reducing human-caused methane emissions by 45% this decade would avoid nearly 0.3°C of warming by the 2040s as well as have significant co-benefits in reducing premature deaths, asthma-related hospital visits and crop losses (related to ozone exposure, as methane promotes ground-level ozone formation) and work hours lost to extreme heat (related to climate change).

Read the full report, Global Methane Assessment: Benefits and Costs of Mitigating Methane Emissions, here. See also the Table explainer Methane and the sustainability of ruminant livestock.

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12 May 2021
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Global Methane Assessment: Benefits and Costs of Mitigating Methane Emissions
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