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China, India miss UN climate change agency deadline

Robert Besser
04 Aug 2021, 12:44 GMT+10

BERLIN, Germany: China and India missed a U.N. deadline to submit new plans detailing how they will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

China and India were among dozens of countries that did not update their targets for curbing the release of greenhouse gases to the U.N. climate change agency by July 31.

China emits the highest level of greenhouse gases in the world, followed by the United States and India.

The United States submitted new emission targets in April.

Meanwhile, U.N. climate chief Patricia Espinosa praised the 110 signatories of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change who did submit new emission goals. However, she said it was "far from satisfactory" that only 58 percent had submitted their new targets on time.

Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Syria and 82 other nations did not provide updated emission goals.

The new emission commitments will be publicly presented at the U.N. climate change conference in November.

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