PM Pham Minh Chinh attends the event.

He thanked the organizing board, the U.S. President, and the E.C. President for inviting Vietnam to take part in the Global Methane Pledge initiative.

The Vietnamese P.M. 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 U.S. and the European Union (E.U.), 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.

PM Pham Minh Chinh and other delegates in a joint photo

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 U.N., steep cuts in methane emissions this decade could help the world avoid 0.3 degrees C of warming by 2040.

Earlier, Chinh attended the Leaders Action on Forests and Land Use session chaired by U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Source: VNA