Methane had a major moment on the worlds stage last week at the annual United Nations environment conference when more than 100 nations promised to reduce global methane emissions by 30% this years. Many stopped by the Methane Moment structure at COP 26 to share insights about what led to this moment, and where we go from here.Some highlights from week one: New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham sat down with EDFs Mark Brownstein to talk in depth about what the second-largest oil-producing state in the U.S. is doing to control methane emissions and create climate, health and financial benefits for regional communities.Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards also signed up with a conversation about the essential role oil-and-gas producing states like Louisiana can play in the energy shift, while drawing attention to the devastating path of many hurricanes on coastal cities.Leading satellite experts spoke about the future of methane-detecting technologies, going over how this new frontier of pollution-sniffing orbital sensors will change environment emissions tracking of methane with frequent measurements at unrivaled accuracy.Philanthropic organizations, consisting of Bloomberg Philanthropies, discussed how investments have and can continue to scale global efforts to minimize emissions.EDFs Senior Climate Scientist Ilissa Ocko shared clips from her recent TED Talk on methane, underscoring the broad expediency of finding and repairing methane leaks from human sources and that by doing so, we might slow the existing warming rate by 30%. Dont miss out on these approaching and previous VIP methane panels: To stay up to date with whatever thats happening around methane at this years environment conference, visit methanemoment.org, subscribe to the Methane Moment YouTube channel, or follow along on twitter with #COP 26 and #CutMethane.
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