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Europe has underestimated its methane emissions – report

European governments have underestimated methane emissions from gas and will miss their targets under the Paris agreement, a new report claims.
By Staff reporter 7 November 2017 0 28274

European governments have underestimated methane emissions from gas and will miss their targets under the Paris agreement unless they reduce their use of the fuel, according to a report by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.

The report was commissioned by environmental NGO Friends of the Earth Europe. The study “reveals the urgency with which Europe needs to phase-out all fossil fuels,” the group said in a release.

“EU countries can afford just nine more years of burning gas and other fossil fuels at the...