Some of the world’s largest emitters have missed the UN’s extended deadline for submitting updated climate plans to be included in an assessment of progress towards the Paris Agreement goals ahead of Cop26. Countries had until midnight central European time on Friday to submit their plans to UN Climate Change, with emissions cutting targets for 2030. Just over half of all parties to the Paris Agreement, 110 countries, made the deadline with an estimated 40% of them from climate vulnerable nations – a tally UN Climate Change described as “far from satisfactory”. There was a rush of submissions this week with Guinea, Israel, Oman, Zambia, Tanzania, Seychelles, Namibia, Nigeria, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Samoa, Malaysia, Barbados, Sao Tome and Principe, and Sierra Leone getting their plans in. US and Canada are among the major economies to have submitted since the last count. But some of the world’s largest emitters, including China, India, Saudi Arabia and South Africa, have remained silent.
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