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Gabon is first African nation to submit INDC

Gabon has submitted its new climate action plan to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the first African country to do so.

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC

“I deeply appreciate Gabon’s initiative and welcome this first Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) from an African nation,” said Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC.

Including Gabon, 35 parties to the UNFCCC have formally submitted their INDCs, covering all the countries under the European Union plus the European Commission, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Switzerland and the United States.

The Paris agreement will come into effect in 2020, empowering all countries to act to prevent average global temperatures rising above 2 degrees Celsius and to reap the many opportunities that arise from a necessary global transformation to clean and sustainable development.

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