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LDC Chair responds to the UNFCCC INDCs synthesis

Date: 30 October 2015

The UNFCCC today released their synthesis of the INDCs submitted by the UNFCCC 1st October deadline, available here.

Chair of the LDC Group, Mr Giza Gaspar-Martins of Angola said of the synthesis: “Today’s analysis from the UNFCCC shows the urgent need to address the lack of ambition within nationally determined plans of countries. The current plans will only slow emissions by a third, which is clearly not enough to keep us within safe limits. Governments must do more in Paris, but the work does not end there. For the INDCs to succeed they must be adjusted before 2020 and reviewed in five year cycles from 2020 to ensure national actions quickly and rapidly progresses, or we all face a grim and uncertain future.”

Giza added: “The current plans to mitigate GHG emissions do not keep us even within a temperature rise of 2°C. However from the Least Developed Countries’ perspective, it is far worse than that. For 48 of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable countries, economic development, regional food security and ecosystems are at risk in this 2°C ‘safe zone’. So we once again call on the world to grow its ambition for a 1.5°C target.”

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