Little growth observed in India’s methane emissions
Methane is the second most powerful greenhouse gas and concentrations are rising in the atmosphere. Because of its potency and quick decay in the atmosphere, countries have recognized that reduction of methane emissions are a means toward mitigating global warming.
In light of the new international climate agreement, the Paris Agreement, there is increasing need for countries to accurately quantify their greenhouse gas emissions and to have independent checks on this reporting, Science Daily wrote .
In one of the biggest independent studies of its kind, scientists from the University of Bristol have concluded that there has been little growth in India’s methane emissions over the last few years and that reporting of these emissions by the country’s authorities is accurate.