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MARS Launched at COP27

Published on November 15, 2022
Current Context: The Methane Alert and Response System (MARS) was launched at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP) 27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
MARS Launched at COP27
  • MARS is a part of intergovernmental global efforts to mitigate climate change by tackling global warming gas viz. Methane.
  • MARS is a satellite-based monitoring system for tracking and alerting stakeholders regarding CH4 (methane) emissions.
  • The data-to-action platform was instituted as part of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) International Methane Emissions Observatory (IMEO) strategy to get policy-driven data for emission mitigation.
  • MARS will be the first publicly available universal system that will connect CH4 detection to notification processes transparently.
  • Methane is considered the second-most common of the six major greenhouse gases (GHGs) (CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, and SF6) and constitutes 17% of the current GHG emissions.


Q.1 The Methane Alert and Response System (MARS) was launched at?
a. COP 21
b. COP 27
c. COP 26
d. COP 23
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