About our COP28 news
Latest news on COP28, the 28th session of the UN's Climate Change Conference, set to take place from 30 November to 12 December 2023 in Dubai, UAE. This pivotal conference focuses on accelerating global action to maintain the 1.5°C temperature limit and will involve a critical assessment of progress towards the Paris Agreement goals.
In January 2023, Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company was named to lead COP28, sparking controversy due to his oil business role, with critics citing a conflict of interest. His appointment has been met with criticism from environmentalists and climate activists, including Greta Thunberg and Al Gore, who argue it undermines the conference's goals.
Key topics at COP28 include:
- The first comprehensive global stocktake of progress towards the Paris Agreement goals.
- Discussions on the phase down of fossil fuels, acknowledging the need for a balanced and flexible transition to a low carbon economy.
- Climate finance, focusing on supporting developing countries in coping with climate impacts and transitioning to low-carbon development.
- The social and economic aspects of climate change affecting millions worldwide.
- Full inclusivity, ensuring diverse voices and perspectives, particularly those of marginalized groups, are represented in negotiations.
These topics reflect the current priorities and contentious issues facing the global community in addressing climate change, particularly the role of fossil fuels and the need for significant financial investments and technological solutions.