More countries are submitting their climate action plans to the United Nations as they prepare for the next UN Climate change conference.
One hundred and forty six countries have submitted their climate change action plans or what is known intended national climate action plans
to the United Nations.
This means that so far over 75 percent of all member countries to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have responded. This includes all developed countries under the Convention and 104 developing countries.
Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres says the number of countries submitting their climate action plans to the Paris agreement has grown from a steady stream into a sweeping flood.
She says the unprecedented breadth and depth of response reflects the increasing recognition that there is an unparalleled opportunity to achieve resilient, low-emission, sustainable development at national level.
Figueres said more countries will continue to submit their plans ahead of the Paris UN climate change conference from 30 November to 11 December, 2015.
The Paris agreement is to be a turning point that puts the world on track to the low-emission, climate resilient and sustainable future that is the only way to keep global average temperatures from rising beyond 2 degrees Celsius, the internationally-agreed defense line against the worst impacts of climate change.