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Cop29 host Azerbaijan to hike gas output by a third over next decade
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Cop29 host Azerbaijan to hike gas output by a third over next decade

Environmentalists condemn news of higher forecast production which is also seen as a conservative forecast. Azerbaijan, which is hosting this year’s UN climate talks, plans to increase its fossil fuel production by a third over the next decade, according to an analysis shared exclusively with the Guardian. The forecast indicates the Cop29 host will grow...

To save the climate, change the game for petrostates
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To save the climate, change the game for petrostates

Future negotiations should focus more on reshaping incentives for oil and gas producing countries, and less on fulminating at their villainy. Daniel Litvin is the founder of Critical Resource and a visiting senior fellow at the Grantham Research Institute at LSE. He is the author of “Empires of Profit: Commerce, Conquest and Corporate Responsibility.” He...

Far more fossil fuel employees present at UN climate talks in Dubai than year before, report finds
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Far more fossil fuel employees present at UN climate talks in Dubai than year before, report finds

The companies represented say they should be at the climate talks as they are responsible for the bulk of fossil fuel emissions At least 1,300 employees of organizations representing fossil fuel interests registered to attend this year’s United Nations climate talks in Dubai, more than three times the number found in an Associated Press analysis of...

UAE plotted to use COP28 to push for oil and gas deals, leaked notes show
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UAE plotted to use COP28 to push for oil and gas deals, leaked notes show

Documents include estimates of national oil company’s commercial interests in the targeted countries. The world’s top climate summit has become embroiled in a hypocrisy scandal, days before the start of key talks. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) schemed to use its position as host country of the imminent COP28 United Nations climate talks to discuss...

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,...