‘Urgent steps’ needed to cut methane emissions this decade Fossil fuel sector responsible for 35% of emissions Capturing methane adds to oil, gas sector revenues The fossil fuel sector has the “best potential” to reduce human-caused methane emissions in the 2020s, a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) shows. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The report published late May 6 said a 45% reduction in human-caused methane emissions by 2030 would put the world on a path to achieving the Paris Agreement goal to keep warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius this century. Methane is significantly more polluting than carbon dioxide, with estimates suggesting it is 84 times more potent than CO2 over a 20-year timeframe. According to the International Energy Agency, oil and gas operations worldwide emitted some 72 million […]