A little over half of the world’s nations have submitted updated climate action plans ahead of the crucial climate summit in Glasgow later this year, with the UK now pressing for the likes of China and India to outline decarbonisation plans. Last Friday marked the cut-off date for the submission of new or updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. These commitments detail timeframes for required decarbonisation that contribute to either the 2C or 1.5C target of the global climate accord. The UNFCCC has confirmed that it received new or updated NDCs from 110 of the 197 nations that the UN recognises. While this is an increase of 35 submissions compared to the end of 2020, only 58% of global nations have met this cut-off deadline.
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