2 October 2015

With the presentation of Ecuador’s plan, a total of 148 countries have already submitted their proposals to be taken into account for the December climate change conference in Paris, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change reported today ( UNFCCC).

In addition, from that country, Argentina and Paraguay also delivered their climate action plans at the end of this week, among others for Latin America and the Caribbean.

The set of proposals presented represents three-quarters of the States adhered to that Convention. Among them, all developed and more than a hundred developing countries.

In total it is equivalent to about 87 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

India, considered one of the countries with the highest pollutant emissions, along with the United States and China, has also presented its action plan.

Most of the proposals include measurable objectives and also actions to adapt to climate change.

The UN Secretary General considered that the number of proposals presented constitutes a firm basis for reaching a universal and significant agreement in Paris next December.

He also called for national plans to include measures to assess and strengthen the degree of fulfillment of their commitments.

Through a statement, Ban Ki-moon encouraged countries that have not yet done so to submit their climate action plans before the conference of the States parties to the Convention in Paris, which will take place from November 30 to December 11..

The executive secretary of the Convention, Christiana Figueres, said in a statement that in recent months there has been “an avalanche” of presentations and considered that this “reflects the growing recognition that we are facing a unique opportunity to achieve sustainable development. low in emissions nationwide ”.

The UNFCCC Secretariat will issue on November 1 a synthesis report of all these plans, known as Expected and Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC, for its acronym in English).

2 October 2015

With the presentation of Ecuador’s plan, a total of 148 countries have already submitted their proposals to be taken into account for the December climate change conference in Paris, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change reported today ( UNFCCC).

In addition, from that country, Argentina and Paraguay also delivered their climate action plans at the end of this week, among others for Latin America and the Caribbean.

The set of proposals presented represents three-quarters of the States adhered to that Convention. Among them, all developed and more than a hundred developing countries.

In total it is equivalent to about 87 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

India, considered one of the countries with the highest pollutant emissions, along with the United States and China, has also presented its action plan.

Most of the proposals include measurable objectives and also actions to adapt to climate change.

The UN Secretary General considered that the number of proposals presented constitutes a firm basis for reaching a universal and significant agreement in Paris next December.

He also called for national plans to include measures to assess and strengthen the degree of fulfillment of their commitments.

Through a statement, Ban Ki-moon encouraged countries that have not yet done so to submit their climate action plans before the conference of the States parties to the Convention in Paris, which will take place from November 30 to December 11..

The executive secretary of the Convention, Christiana Figueres, said in a statement that in recent months there has been “an avalanche” of presentations and considered that this “reflects the growing recognition that we are facing a unique opportunity to achieve sustainable development. low in emissions nationwide ”.

The UNFCCC Secretariat will issue on November 1 a synthesis report of all these plans, known as Expected and Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC, for its acronym in English).