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UAE’s al Jaber says Cop28 will fast-track phase down of fossil fuels

The Cop28 chief has also urged the oil and gas industry to “step up its game” and scale up renewables investment. The climate summit in Dubai will move more quickly towards an energy transition that “phases down the use of fossil fuels,” according to the United Arab Emirates’ Cop28, according to its president-designate Sultan al …

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Oil Industry’s climate change schizophrenia evident in proposed COP28 head.

The COP28 climate summit, which will be held at the end of the year, is receiving attention in the midst of this past weekend’s Earth Day activism around the world and hand-wringing about the slow progress towards net zero carbon emission targets that are alarmingly slipping out of reach. Of particular note are the United …

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The next El Niño: when is it coming and how strong might this one be for Australia.

An El Niño currently appears possible after three wet La Niña years, which could reduce rainfall, increase temperatures, and result in nightmare wildfire conditions. There is a huge blob of warm water between 100 and 200 meters deep in the Pacific Ocean, stretching almost 12,000 kilometers along the equator. If enough of that water rises …

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Every tenth of a degree matters’: UN climate report is a call for action, not despair

The latest report by the UN’s climate advisory panel has once again highlighted the need for urgent action against human-induced climate change, noting that the tools to prevent climate catastrophe already exist. While hopes of limiting global warming at 1.5C are rapidly fading, climate experts stress that “every additional tenth of a degree matters” to …

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Developing nations halt COP15 talks after biodiversity fund demand

MONTREAL – Delegates from dozens of developing nations walked out of crunch financing talks overnight at the U.N. COP15 biodiversity summit in Montreal, citing a lack of compromise from wealthy countries as negotiations intensify to agree a new global nature pact. Several sources said representatives of about 70 countries – mostly African states but also …

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Opinion: ‘Africa’s COP’ made some big promises. Here’s how to deliver.

The recently-concluded COP27 was dubbed the “African COP” – with the continent center stage in the global effort to fight the causes and effects of climate change. As negotiations in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh spilled over into the weekend, there was a significant breakthrough on one of the most fractious elements – creating …

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