October 20

UN Report: Climate Commitments Must Redouble To Meet Paris Agreement

Nations must redouble planned climate targets if the world is to meet the minimal threshold of the Paris Agreement, according to a new UN report warning that while emissions are being reduced, the pace of progress is falling behind required rates.

The UN has published its latest Synthesis Report into Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) submitted as part of the Paris Agreement. The report was requested by all 191 Parties to the Agreement, to provide an up-to-date assessment on intended climate action prior to COP26 in Glasgow this November.

Based on the latest NDCs available in the interim NDC registry as of July 2021, the report is able to account for 86 new or updated commitments from more than 110 Parties. The latest NDCs cover around 59% of the Parties to the Paris Agreement and almost 50% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

The report found that these NDCs would contribute to a projected decrease in global emissions of 12% by 2030, compared to 2010 levels.

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Source: edie (link opens in a new window)

climate change, global development