Statement by COP26 President Alok Sharma on the NDC Synthesis Report

COP26 President Alok Sharma's statement on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's NDC Synthesis Report, which was published on Friday 26 February 2021

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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) published its NDC Synthesis Report on Friday 26 February 2021.

This report gives an overview of the 48 Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), representing 75 Parties, submitted by 31 December 2020.

This is the official statement from COP26 President Alok Sharma in response to the report:

"The UNFCCC has published the initial NDC Synthesis Report. It finds that the impact of countries’ 2030 emissions targets (Nationally Determined Contributions) are nowhere near enough to keep global warming below 2C, let alone the 1.5C needed to avoid the most disastrous effects of climate change.

"This report should serve as an urgent Call to Action and I am asking all countries, particularly major emitters, to submit ambitious 2030 emission reduction targets. We must recognise that the window for action to safeguard our planet is closing fast.

"This is an urgent priority on the road to COP26 this November. And I will continue to work with countries across the globe to reduce near term emissions to preserve our planet."

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The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP