How Is KR 2.5 Tracking?
Oil and gas wells and coal mines can leak methane even after sites are closed and no longer operational.
By 2025, at the latest, we must eliminate the equivalent of 3 gigatons of CO2 in methane leaks from these fossil fuel sites.
The solutions are simple: detect leaks in real time; properly cap abandoned oil, gas, and coal sites; enforce laws that control methane waste flaring.
Since methane diffuses from the atmosphere in as few as 10 years, this effort can start to cool the planet by the 2030s. It could be our first relief from steadily rising average temperatures and their devastating effects.
Data for KR 2.5 is sourced from the International Energy Agency, which updates methane emissions annually. We expect to incorporate more granular data from satellite projects and other initiatives in the near future. Want to help? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.