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COP28 summit opens with hopes for early deal on climate damage fund

DUBAI, As world leaders assemble in Dubai for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, participants aim to secure an early success on a catastrophe fund on Thursday before the summit shifts its emphasis to fossil fuels and other contentious issues. Governments are gearing up for lengthy talks about whether to agree, for the first time, …

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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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COP28 president says fossil fuels phasedown is inevitable

BERLIN – The new COP28 president of the United Arab Emirates declared on Thursday that the phasedown of fossil fuels is unavoidable, making a stronger statement than his earlier ones in which he advocated for reducing fossil fuel emissions rather than the fuels themselves. Climate activists have criticised Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber for taking what they …

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Emirati hosts want UN climate talks to deliver ‘game-changing results,’ with big oil at the table.

The United Arab Emirates wants the U.N. climate summit it will host later this year to provide “game-changing results” for international efforts to slow global warming, but doing so would require including the fossil fuel industry at the table, according to a senior United Arab Emirates official. Environmental activists have criticised the participation of oil …

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Cop28 host UAE’s approach is ‘dangerous’, says UN’s ex-climate chief

According to the former UN climate head, the United Arab Emirates’ approach to the Cop28 climate summit, which it will preside over in November, is “very dangerous” and poses a “direct threat to the survival of vulnerable nations.” Christiana Figueres, who played a key role in the historic Paris climate deal delivery in 2015, also …

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World not ready yet to ‘switch off’ fossil fuels, COP28 host UAE says

WASHINGTON,- At the next U.N. climate change negotiations, which it will host in December, the United Arab Emirates stated on Tuesday that nations should agree to phase out fuel emissions rather than the production of oil, gas, and coal. Ahead of the COP28 talks, the statements reflect the stark differences in opinion among nations regarding …

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Cop28 head backs fossil phase-out with carbon capture caveat

Sultan Al-Jaber, the UAE’s climate envoy, advocated for the “phase out of fossil fuel emissions” rather than the use of fossil fuels. A discussion between nations about the significance of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology in the battle against climate change has been sparked by the leader of the Cop28 climate negotiations’ proposal for …

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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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UAE using role as Cop28 host to lobby on its climate reputation

Gulf petrostate hired PR firms to stress its part in next year’s climate summit before this year’s had begun. The United Arab Emirates has been using its role as the host of next year’s UN climate conference to launder its international reputation, long before this year’s event – Cop27 in Sharm el-Sheikh – began. The …

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