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7 Dec 2021 16:12:15

COP26: NDC update still to come

Posted: 09 Oct 2021

In 2016, the National Government submitted an NDC that by 2030, the country's greenhouse emissions would fall by 30 percent compared to 2005 levels. The Labour Government has committed to increase that – after being advised to do so by the Climate Change Commission – but has not outlined a figure.

The Government “hasn’t made any decisions” yet, Shaw says.

The announced NDCs take the world off a worst-case global warming scenario, Shaw says. But we’re still on track for warming of 2.5 degrees Celsius, above the 1.5C and 2C targets in the Paris Agreement.

More on NDCs and discussion issues for COP26 in this Stuff article.