UK’s Nationally Determined Contribution, updated September 2022
Formal submission of the UK’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the UNFCCC under the Paris Agreement, in response to the Glasgow Climate Pact.
The Glasgow Climate Pact, agreed by almost 200 countries at COP26 in November 2021, recognised the need for accelerated action to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial temperatures. It called for all countries to:
revisit and strengthen the 2030 targets in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) as necessary to align with the Paris Agreement temperature goal by the end of 2022, taking into account different national circumstances.
In response to the Glasgow Climate Pact, the UK has revisited its 2030 NDC to ensure it remains a fair and ambitious contribution to global action on climate change. The target – to reduce all gas emissions by at least 68% by 2030 on 1990 levels (announced in December 2020) – remains.
The UK has strengthened its NDC by making the following updates to the accompanying information to facilitate clarity, transparency and understanding (ICTU), in line with international best practice and the Paris Agreement rulebook:
- clarified how the target aligns with the Paris Agreement temperature goal
- explained more fully how the UK will deliver the NDC by 2030
- updated on the progress made in expanding the territorial scope of the NDC to include the UK’s Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories
- included more detail on levelling up, gender, green skills, public engagement, Just Transition and how the UK is supporting other countries with delivery of their NDCs
The UK submitted its updated NDC to the UNFCCC in time to feed into the NDC synthesis report (23 September 2022). The updated NDC is available on the UNFCCC NDC registry.
Last updated 23 September 2022 + show all updates
The UK has updated its NDC: clarifying how the existing target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 68% by 2030 aligns with the Paris Agreement temperature goal, explaining more fully how we will deliver the NDC by 2030 (referring to policies in Net Zero and British Energy Security Strategies), updating on progress on expanding its territorial scope to include some of the UK’s Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories, including more detail on levelling up, gender, green skills, public engagement, Just Transition and UK support for other countries in delivering their NDCs.