Oxfam reaction to the UNFCCC’s updated NDC Synthesis Report

October 25, 2021

Responding to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) updated NDC Synthesis Report, Oxfam France’s Advocacy Manager Armelle Le Comte said:

“This confirms we are still dangerously off track from limiting global warming to the vital 1.5°C limit. The climate clock is ticking ever closer to midnight and COP26 now needs to be a planetary crisis meeting. Governments need to agree to revise their climate plans more regularly to get us back on track. Remedial action is desperately needed now —there is no later or better time.

“Even if most countries have increased the ambition of their new climate plans, very few are meeting their fair share of climate actions. Rich, industrialized countries have the most to do, but big emerging economies don’t get a free pass. Preventing even a fraction of a degree of heating will save lives. The world’s poorest countries are already struggling to keep up with the intensifying ravages of climate change —millions are hungry and being forced to flee their homes. Those most at risk are the least to blame for the climate breakdown.

“While carbon emissions remain so dangerously high, it is more important than ever that wealthy countries deliver on their financial commitments to support poorer countries to adapt to a warming climate and cut emissions.”

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Notes to editors:
For more information or to arrange an interview please contact:

Paula Baker
Media Relations
Oxfam Canada
(613) 240-3047

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