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“Historic” or “Historic Failure”? Fossil Fuels at COP28
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“Historic” or “Historic Failure”? Fossil Fuels at COP28

Another climate change COP has come and gone. As has become quite common by now, a complex set of intergovernmental negotiations are ultimately reduced to a fight over one particular issue. At the UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai, UAE (COP28), this issue was the phasing out of fossil fuels. The decision adopted in Dubai...

How Russia won a ‘dangerous loophole’ for fossil gas at Cop28
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How Russia won a ‘dangerous loophole’ for fossil gas at Cop28

With the EU ambivalent and small island states absent, Russia’s call for “transitional fuels” – read gas – made it into the Cop28 agreement The Russian government’s campaign for endorsement of “transitional fuels” succeeded at the Cop28 climate talks in Dubai. Russia, the world’s second biggest gas producer, told the United Nations back in February...

To greenwash or do the right thing? Corporate dilemmas at COP28
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To greenwash or do the right thing? Corporate dilemmas at COP28

They call the giant climate business expo running outside the COP28 United Nations talks in Dubai the “green zone”. With the enormous former Expo 2020 site given over to green—and not so green—companies to trumpet their climate credentials, the private sector has never been embraced so warmly at a climate summit as it has been in the...

COP28: The Significant Issues to Watch
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COP28: The Significant Issues to Watch

With around two weeks to go before the start of the COP28 in the United Arab Emirates, the main priorities for those climate talks are coming into sharper focus. For industry, an important conversation to watch is the continuing, deepening push for agreement on phasing out fossil fuels. Expect this to be a major priority from...

Over 100 Organizations Urge COP28 President in Open Letter: Rethink Fossil Fuel Strategy
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Over 100 Organizations Urge COP28 President in Open Letter: Rethink Fossil Fuel Strategy

November 13, 2023 – Two weeks prior to COP28, a coalition led by 350.org and Oil Change International, comprising over 100 organizations, express grave concerns in an open letter regarding the energy strategy outlined by the COP28 president in two recent communications. The open letter demands a full, fast, funded, and fair phase-out of fossil fuels instead of...

Despite climate pledges, Canada and other fossil fuel producers set to scale up production: report
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Despite climate pledges, Canada and other fossil fuel producers set to scale up production: report

Canada is among a group of top fossil fuel-producing countries on pace to extract more oil and gas than would be consistent with agreed-upon international targets designed to limit global warming, according to a new analysis. The report, released on Wednesday by the United Nations in collaboration with a team of international scientists, found that countries still plan to...

McKinsey & Company pushes fossil fuel interests as advisor to UN climate talks, whistleblowers say
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McKinsey & Company pushes fossil fuel interests as advisor to UN climate talks, whistleblowers say

The world’s top management consultancy McKinsey & Company is using its position as a key advisor to the UN’s COP28 climate talks to push the interests of its big oil and gas clients, undermining efforts to end the use of the fossil fuels driving global warming, according to multiple sources and leaked documents. Behind closed...

‘Insanity’: petrostates planning huge expansion of fossil fuels, says UN report
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‘Insanity’: petrostates planning huge expansion of fossil fuels, says UN report

The world’s fossil fuel producers are planning expansions that would blow the planet’s carbon budget twice over, a UN report has found. Experts called the plans “insanity” which “throw humanity’s future into question”. The energy plans of the petrostates contradicted their climate policies and pledges, the report said. The plans would lead to 460% more coal production,...

Clash Over ‘Fossil Fuels’ Pits U.A.E. Against Public Health Experts
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Clash Over ‘Fossil Fuels’ Pits U.A.E. Against Public Health Experts

Can you talk about the health impacts of climate change without mentioning the burning of fossil fuels, its leading cause?An intergovernmental declaration on the health impacts of climate change led by the United Arab Emirates, which is presiding over this year’s global climate talks, and circulated among countries for their potential endorsement, does just that.Several...

Al Gore on why the ‘deck is stacked against’ COP28
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Al Gore on why the ‘deck is stacked against’ COP28

Welcome back — and a big thank you to all the participants who made day one of the Moral Money Summit Americas such a success (especially the many loyal readers in attendance).We continue today in New York with an action-packed second day, featuring former Colombian president Iván Duque Márquez, Verizon chief executive Hans Vestberg, Hester...