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At least 475 carbon-capture lobbyists attending Cop28
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At least 475 carbon-capture lobbyists attending Cop28

At least 475 carbon-capture lobbyists attending Cop28. Cop28 organisers granted attendance to at least 475 lobbyists working on carbon capture and storage (CCS), unproven technologies that climate scientists say will not curtail global heating, the Guardian can reveal. The figure was calculated by the Centre for Environmental Law (Ciel) and shared exclusively with the Guardian, and...

Latvian, Lithuanian and Polish presidents boycott COP28 joint photo because of Lukashenko
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Latvian, Lithuanian and Polish presidents boycott COP28 joint photo because of Lukashenko

On Friday, the 1st of December, the presidents of Latvia, Lithuania and Poland boycotted the joint photo session of state leaders at the 28th session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Dubai (COP28) because Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko participated in it. “It would be hypocritical to stand shoulder to shoulder with...

Fossil fuel lobbies are hijacking COP
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Fossil fuel lobbies are hijacking COP

As the COP28 approaches, which will take place in Dubai at the end of the month, a coalition of NGOs has warned about the accreditation of more than 7,200 lobbyists linked to fossil fuels in international climate conferences over the past twenty years. The main oil giants are particularly targeted. Like parasites, lobbyists infiltrate the...

Capturing Cop28 chief’s oil firm emissions would take centuries – study
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Capturing Cop28 chief’s oil firm emissions would take centuries – study

Analysis deems technology promoted by Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber ‘dangerous red herring’. Climate-wrecking emissions produced by the oil company of the Cop28 president, Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, would take hundreds of years to remove using the carbon capture technology he has been promoting. With just weeks to go until the crucial Cop28 climate summit, Al Jaber, who...

Cop28 host UAE breaking its own ban on routine gas flaring, data shows
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Cop28 host UAE breaking its own ban on routine gas flaring, data shows

Exclusive: Fields run by climate summit host have burned gas near daily despite 20-year-old pledge, satellite monitoring reveals State-run oil and gas fields in the United Arab Emirates have been flaring gas virtually daily despite having committed 20 years ago to a policy of zero routine flaring, the Guardian can reveal. The UAE is hosting the UN Cop28 summit,...

Taiwan’s exclusion from COP28 highly unfair: environment minister
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Taiwan’s exclusion from COP28 highly unfair: environment minister

In a recent interview with Nikkei Asia, Environment Minister Hsueh Fu-sheng (薛富盛) voiced discontent over Taiwan’s exclusion from the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP28. When asked whether it is conducive to exclude Taiwan from the COP28 summit, Hsueh said that it is very unfair to Taiwan as the country has one of the...

Deep Is the Irony of Petrostate UAE Hosting COP28
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Deep Is the Irony of Petrostate UAE Hosting COP28

On November 30, 2023, Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, the CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), will formally open the 28th Conference of the Parties at Expo City in Dubai. As COP28 president, he will make the keynote address welcoming thousands of climate delegates from around the world. Continuing a trend seen in...

Climate change blamed for ‘concerning’ rise of flesh-eating infections
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Climate change blamed for ‘concerning’ rise of flesh-eating infections

More than 40 “flesh-eating” infections have been identified in Florida this year amid record-high water temperatures in the North Atlantic.  The bacterium Vibrio vulnificus, which thrives in warm seawater, has killed ten people in the state this year out of 43 infections, giving an estimated case fatality of 23 per cent.  Experts have noted a concerning rise...

The UAE holds a major oil and gas conference just ahead of hosting UN COP28 climate talks in Dubai
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The UAE holds a major oil and gas conference just ahead of hosting UN COP28 climate talks in Dubai

The UAE holds a major oil and gas conference just ahead of hosting UN COP28 climate talks in Dubai. The UAE holds a major oil and gas conference just ahead of hosting UN COP28 climate talks in Dubai. The Emirati president-designate of the upcoming United Nations COP28 climate talks called on oil and gas companies...