Sweden presents commitments under the Global Methane Pledge at COP27
The Global Methane Pledge (GMP) was launched at the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow in 2021. As a step towards implementing the GMP, Sweden has now submitted a methane action plan outlining current emissions, instruments and measures.
The GMP commits members to a collective goal of reducing methane emissions by at least 30 per cent by 2030, compared with 2020 levels. To follow up on the GMP, the signatory countries have been encouraged to submit national action plans ahead of this year’s climate conference, COP27.
“Methane emissions are a major driver of global warming. Both national measures and international cooperation are essential to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The action plan that we’re now presenting paves the way for continued efforts both in Sweden and globally,” says Minister for Climate and the Environment Romina Pourmokhtari.
Sweden's Methane Action Plan
Mapping of Sweden’s methane emissions, projections, policies and measures.