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UN climate chief slams ‘incredible’ failure as emissions plans flatline

Promises ahead of global climate summit ‘simply not good enough,’ says Patricia Espinosa.

A recent dump of new national climate plans will do almost nothing to cut emissions this decade, a report from the U.N. said Friday.

  • Karl Mathiesen
  • Politico

Just 75 governments out of the 191 that signed the Paris Agreement met a U.N. deadline to submit their climate plans by the end of last year.

The U.N. climate body has totted up the cumulative effect of those new pledges — which cover around a third of global emissions — and found those countries would emit 2.8 percent less in 2030 than under the…

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