Obama says cutting methane the fastest way to limit global warming

Ireland has committed to cut its methane emissions by 10 per cent — less than half the global pledge

Barack Obama at COP 26: ‘Curbing methane emissions is currently the single fastest and effective way to limit warming.’ Picture: Getty

Reducing methane emissions is the “single fastest” and “most effective” way to limit global warming in the coming decade, Barack Obama has said.

The former US president was speaking earlier today at COP26, the United Nations Climate Conference, where he heralded the “meaningful progress” that had been made since the 2015 Paris Agreement under his presidency, which committed parties to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees, but warned countries had not done “nearly enough” to ...