Joe Biden leaves Cop26 with vow to slash methane emissions – The Times

Methane emissions are to be slashed in the US in a long-awaited rule that will be announced today at the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow.

President Biden will make the announcement as he wraps up a two-day appearance at the conference.

Yesterday the Queen urged world leaders at the event to work together in “common cause” to tackle climate change and “solve the most insurmountable problems”.

Biden has pledged during the conference to work with the European Union and other nations to reduce methane emissions by 30 per cent worldwide by 2030.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will, for the first time, tighten methane regulations for the oil and gas sector, as laid out in one of Biden’s first executive orders, to limit the methane