Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh delivers a speech at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, the UK (Photo: VNA)
– Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended and delivered remarks at the launch of the Global Methane Pledge under the co-chair of US President Joe Biden and President of the European Commission (EC) Ursula von der Leyen in Glasgow, the UK, on November 2.
He thanked the organising board, the US President, and the EC President for inviting Vietnam to take part in the Global Methane Pledge initiative.
The Vietnamese PM pointed out that methane is a result of unscientific and unsustainable production, use, and waste treatment, leading to global warming. Given this, all people should stay united and unanimous and join hands to reduce methane emissions.
This is a global issue which requires a global approach, he noted, adding that as it affects every people, an all-people approach is needed.
The PM called on developed countries, with the richest being the US and the European Union (EU), to share and support developing and poor nations in training and innovation as well as technology, finance, institutional building, and administrative sciences, among other fields, thereby helping them participate in the process of reducing methane emissions.
The pledge to reduce global methane emissions was signed by nearly 90 countries, aiming to reduce the potent greenhouse gas methane by 30 percent by 2030 compared to the 2020 level.
According to the UN, steep cuts in methane emissions this decade could help the world avoid 0.3 degrees Celsius of warming by 2040.
Earlier, Chinh attended the Leaders Action on Forests and Land Use session chaired by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson./.