Sept. 5, 2021 — Nations were meant to update by July. Now they have until Oct. 12.
China and the U.S. are among nations who have not properly updated their nationally determined contributions for the Paris climate deal, to create a “synthesis report” that will ease climate negotiations in November, known as the 26th conference of the parties (COP26).
See this from UNFCCC executive secretary Patricia Espinosa: “To ensure that COP 26 has before it the latest information available, the secretariat will issue an update of the key findings from the report shortly before the COP, by 25 October 2021. This update will also cover the submissions of updated or new NDCs received by the secretariat between 31 July and 12 October 2021.”
The U.S. and China are among those nations that have not yet updated their NDCs in the UNFCCC’s suggested timeframe. Paris was struck almost six years ago.