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WASHINGTON – President Biden announced on Friday that the United States and Europe have pledged to work to reduce global methane emissions by a third over the next decade and urged other countries to join their efforts to combat a powerful greenhouse gas that warms the planet.

In a virtual meeting hosted by the White House that included nine heads of state, the presidents of the European Council and the European Commission, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and ministers from a handful of other countries, Biden called the methane target an “ambitious but realistic goal” that the United States will help developing countries achieve.

The effort comes less than two months before a United Nations climate change summit in Glasgow, Scotland, where all nations are expected to announce more ambitious efforts over the next decade to reduce emissions resulting primarily from the burning of fossil fuels. Scientists say the world must move away sharply from oil, gas and coal or suffer catastrophic impacts from climate change.