CAN Europe Positions

Methane is the most potent greenhouse gas after CO2 and has been regulated both by the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 and the Paris Agreement in 2015. Long underreported and mostly ignored, awareness of the true magnitude and climate impact of methane emissions has increased significantly in recent years, in particular from the energy and petrochemical sectors. 

The further extraction and consumption of fossil gas is incompatible with the EU’s objective to reach climate neutrality, calling for decisive action from EU policymakers and the need to phase out fossil gas by 2035.

pdf Joint NGO Discussion Paper Methane (281 KB)

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