This note prepared for COP24, the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), provides key updates to IRENA’s late 2017 analysis of the renewable energy components of NDCs. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) analysed NDC-based renewable energy pledges in late 2017, particularly in relation to national energy plans and actual deployment trends. In many cases, NDCs were seen to be falling being rapid actual growth in renewables. Even countries without targets in their NDCs often had ambitious plans for renewables in the energy sector.