Kirti Delhi, India 226 Questions 325 Answers 23 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Kirti Asked: June 8, 20212021-06-08T17:34:44+05:30 2021-06-08T17:34:44+05:30In: UPSC PRELIMS Describe Global Carbon Project(GCP). Describe Global Carbon Project(GCP). general Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent Ishu Innovative 370 Questions 228 Answers 176 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Best Answer Ishu Innovative 2021-06-08T18:04:09+05:30Added an answer on June 8, 2021 at 6:04 pm Global Carbon Project (GCP): It is a research project founded in 2001 to slow down and ultimately stop the increase of greenhouse gases. It integrates knowledge of greenhouse gases for human activities and the Earth system. GCP creates global budgets for three dominant greenhouse gases — carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. The key findings of Methane Budget 2020 are: Emissions increased by 9% compared to the last decade. The global increase mainly from anthropogenic sources between Agriculture and Waste and Fossil Fuel. Tropical regions in three continents, Africa, Asia, and South America, were responsible for 64% of the entire planet’s emissions, while temperate regions and the Arctic contributed to 32% and four per cent respectively. Sources of Methane Anthropogenic sources are responsible for about 60% of global emissions. Some of these sources include Fossil fuel production, Livestock industry, Rice cultivation, Biomass burning, Waste management. Natural sources include wetlands, gas hydrates, termites, oceans, freshwater bodies, and other sources such as wildfires. Natural wetlands are responsible for approximately 80% of global methane emissions from natural sources. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Cancel the best answer Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions What is E-Waste? Describe Narrow Band-Internet of Things (NB-IoT).