Australia, Indonesia and India are among major greenhouse gas emitters set to miss a key deadline for strengthening their efforts to tackle the climate crisis. Under the Paris Agreement made in 2015, countries agreed to submit more ambitious climate plans by the end of 2020 as a key stepping stone in the journey to keeping global temperatures to “well below” 2C above pre-industrial levels by 2100. But as 2020 draws to a close, it is looking more likely than ever that most countries will miss the deadline for submitting new plans to the UN. According to Climate Action Tracker, an independent research group following countries’ climate progress, 130 countries had not submitted updated climate plans, which are called “nationally determined contributions”, to the UN as of mid-December.
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