Published on: March 8, 2023
Global Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Infrastructure
Why in news? UN World Meteorological Organization takes new measures to fight climate change
- It is a significant step towards trying to fill a key gap in the fight against climate change, standardised, real-time tracking of greenhouse gases.
- The UN’s World Meteorological Organization has come up with a new Global Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Infrastructure that aims to provide better ways of measuring planet-warming pollution and help inform policy choices.
- The WMO’s new platform will integrate space-based and surface-based observing systems, and seek to clarify uncertainties about greenhouse gas emissions end up.
- It also result in much faster and sharper data on the planet’s atmosphere changing.
- The three major greenhouses gases are carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. Of those, CO2 accounts for around 66% of the warming effect on the climate.
- The increase in CO2 levels from 2020 to 2021 was higher than the average growth rate over the past decade, and methane saw the biggest year-on-year jump.