Mexican President Andrés Maneul López Obrador, joined by U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday pledged to create a “North American strategy on methane and black carbon” during a trilateral summit in Washington, DC.

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The strategy will aim “to reduce methane emissions from all sectors, especially oil and gas,” the White House said. “We will also focus on reducing black carbon from diesel vehicles and engines, flaring, wood-burning appliances, and shipping.”

Biden and Trudeau “reiterated their pledge to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, to enhance 2030 greenhouse gas reduction targets, and they affirmed the Global Methane Pledge,” the White House said. 

More than 100 countries representing slightly under...