Countries' climate action plans point to rise in emissions by 2030, UN warns

‘Worrying findings’ would lead to increase in global temperature

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COP26 president Alok Sharma
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COP26 president Alok Sharma

Global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are on track to increase 16% by 2030, which would result in a temperature rise of around 2.7C by the end of the century, according to a new report published by UN Climate Change.

The UN called the findings "worrying", ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) which takes place in Glasgow in November. Its report is a synthesis of climate action plans as communicated in countries' Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and includes information from all 191 parties to the Paris Agreement based on the latest NDCs available at the end of July this year, including information from 86 updated or new NDCs submitted by 113 parties. The UN found that the available NDCs of all 191 parties taken together imply a "sizable increase" in global GHG emissions in 20...

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