• Atmospheric CO2 /Parts per Million /Annual Averages /Data Source: noaa.gov

  • 1980338.91ppm

  • 1981340.11ppm

  • 1982340.86ppm

  • 1983342.53ppm

  • 1984344.07ppm

  • 1985345.54ppm

  • 1986346.97ppm

  • 1987348.68ppm

  • 1988351.16ppm

  • 1989352.78ppm

  • 1990354.05ppm

  • 1991355.39ppm

  • 1992356.1ppm

  • 1993356.83ppm

  • 1994358.33ppm

  • 1995360.18ppm

  • 1996361.93ppm

  • 1997363.04ppm

  • 1998365.7ppm

  • 1999367.8ppm

  • 2000368.97ppm

  • 2001370.57ppm

  • 2002372.59ppm

  • 2003375.14ppm

  • 2004376.96ppm

  • 2005378.97ppm

  • 2006381.13ppm

  • 2007382.9ppm

  • 2008385.01ppm

  • 2009386.5ppm

  • 2010388.76ppm

  • 2011390.63ppm

  • 2012392.65ppm

  • 2013395.39ppm

  • 2014397.34ppm

  • 2015399.65ppm

  • 2016403.09ppm

  • 2017405.22ppm

  • 2018407.62ppm

  • 2019410.07ppm

  • 2020412.44ppm

  • 2021414.72ppm

Australia signs up to Global Methane Pledge

By Atharva Deshmukh

The Australian government has announced that it will be joining the “Global Methane Pledge”. The pledge is a voluntary commitment to reduce methane emissions in sectors such as energy, waste management and agriculture. The US, EU and the UK have already signed up to the non-binding commitment. Institutional investors have been lobbying policymakers to take action on methane emissions, given methane’s extensive footprint on climate change. As part of its commitment, Australia will invest $3bn in “low-emissions technologies and component manufacturing and agricultural methane reduction”. Australia’s Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen, said: “The Australian government will continue to partner with industry to decarbonise the economy and pursue emissions-reduction initiatives across energy and waste sectors including capturing waste methane to generate electricity”.

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