2 December 2021
The Global Methane Pledge, which was launched at COP26, was heralded by European Commission President von der Leyen as "the moment when the world moves from aspiration to action."
Following agreement on 2 November 2021, the EU, US and 103 other countries, including the UK, had signed the Pledge. Current signatories constitute 70% of the global economy and account for nearly half of global methane emissions. Significant methane emitters that have not yet committed to join the Pledge include China, Russia and India.