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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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UN climate summit host UAE failed to report methane emissions to UN

Exclusive: State oil company accused of ‘incoherent’ reduction objectives, whose chief will preside over Cop28. According to the Guardian, the United Arab Emirates has been delaying reporting its emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane to the UN for almost ten years. The UAE will host the key Cop28 UN climate summit in December. Adnoc, …

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Barbados PM launches blistering attack on rich nations at Cop27 climate talks

Mia Mottley warns of a billion refugees by the middle of the century unless governments act now to tackle crisis. Mia Mottley, prime minister of Barbados, has criticised industrialised nations for failing the developing world on the climate crisis, in a blistering attack at the Cop27 UN climate talks. She said the prosperity – and …

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Climate crisis: past eight years were the eight hottest ever, says UN

Report at Cop27 shows the world is now deep into the climate emergency, with the 1.5C heating limit ‘barely within reach’ The past eight years were the eight hottest ever recorded, a new UN report has found, indicating the world is now deep into the climate crisis. The internationally agreed 1.5C limit for global heating …

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UN chief appeals to world to help badly flood-hit Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed to the world to help Pakistan after arriving in the country Friday to see climate-induced devastation from months of deadly record floods that have left half a million people living in tents under the open sky. His trip comes less than two weeks after Guterres appealed for $160 …

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