A new report tracks how some of the world’s largest economies continue to heavily subsidize fossil fuels, the major source of the emissions that cause climate change. The Climate Policy Factbook focuses on the Group of 20 countries and steps towards a low-carbon economy. Read more.
First, what’s an NDC?
Simply put, an NDC, or Nationally Determined Contribution, is a climate action plan to cut emissions and adapt to climate impacts. Each Party to the Paris Agreement is required to establish an NDC and update it every five years.
Climate change will feature prominently during events linked to the annual high-level week of the General Assembly. As presidents, prime ministers and other leaders arrive in New York and online, here’s what to look out for. Check here for a broader overview of all events.
In Australia, the UN climate action chief urged backing long-term net-zero commitments with ambitious 2030 targets and plans. This will help protect the country’s high standard of living by averting disasters, creating new jobs and improving health.