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COP28 ends with call to ‘transition away’ from fossil fuels; UN chief Antonio Guterres says phaseout is inevitable

Nations at COP28 in Dubai approved earlier on Wednesday a roadmap for “transitioning away from fossil fuels” – a first for a UN climate conference – but the deal still stopped short of a long-demanded call for a “phaseout” of oil, coal and gas.

COP 28 Summit in Dubai: Climate advocates demand stronger language on fossil fuels

The latest COP28 draft outcome text released to negotiators in Dubai Monday evening dropped a call to ‘phaseout’ fossil fuels, prompting outcry from climate-vulnerable countries and civil society.

COP28 Dubai Summit: The UN’s net-zero food plan to save the 1.5-degree goal

As COP28 heads into its final working days in Dubai, the UN’s agriculture wing launched on Sunday a ground-breaking plan that looks to transform the world’s agrifood systems from a net emitter to a carbon sink by 2050.

COP 28: Bhutan urges world to take immediate, robust global action to tackle climate crisis

A top Bhutanese official has urged the world to take immediate and robust global action to address the escalating climate crisis.

Our voices and needs must be put first in climate talks, young people tell COP28 Summit in Dubai

Young climate advocates at COP28 in Dubai on Friday said they will not sit idly by while climate change threatens their futures. They said their voices and ideas can help rescue the planet and demanded that government policymakers put the needs of the world’s nearly 2 billion children first.

COP28 Dubai Summit enters final week amid negotiations on emissions cuts and fossil fuels

After a break, COP28 continues its work on Friday, also the day talks on an outcome text kick into high gear. Negotiators are aiming to agree on how to bolster emissions-cutting targets set by the Paris Agreement and what to do about the future of fossil fuels like oil, gas and coal.

Uzbekistan president puts forward several vital initiatives as part of the global climate agenda

Dubai: President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev took part in the main plenary session of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28), taking place in Dubai and attended by heads of states and governments from more than 170 countries, besides heads of international organizations and financial institutions.

COP28: More than 60 countries pledge to slash cooling emissions amid rising temperatures

With rising temperatures leading to demand for more air conditioners and other cooling equipment, a new UN report launched Tuesday at COP28 climate talks in Dubai lays out a pathway to cut emissions across the cooling sector worldwide.

COP28 Dubai Summit: UN says climate change surged alarmingly over the past decade

The past decade has been confirmed the warmest ever recorded, continuing an alarming 30-year trend that the UN weather chief said on Tuesday is “unequivocally driven by greenhouse gas emissions from human activities.”

Tanzanian Prez cuts short her COP28 visit amid catastrophic floods

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan is leaving the COP28 climate conference early as fatal floods and landslides occur at home, reports BBC.

COP28 Summit in Dubai: Extraction of minerals needed for green energy must be ‘sustainable and just’, says Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday announced his plan to set up a panel aimed to ensure the move from fossil fuels towards renewable energy is just, sustainable and benefits all countries.

Tackling health impacts of climate change and scaling up digital climate action remains in the spotlight at COP 28

Delegates at COP28 in Dubai on Saturday called for stronger and more resilient global health systems, which are indispensable to protecting populations from the negative impacts of climate change on health.

PM Modi participates in COP-28 Presidency’s session on 'Transforming Climate Finance'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday participated in the COP-28 Presidency’s Session on "Transforming Climate Finance" in Dubai, UAE.

COP28: As ‘humanity’s fate hangs in the balance’, UN chief Antonio calls for urgent action to prevent planetary crash

Earth’s vital signs are failing and to prevent planetary crash and burn, “we need…cooperation and political will”, UN Secretary General António Guterres said on Friday, challenging world leaders gathered in Dubai for COP28 to show real global climate leadership.

COP28 talks open in Dubai with breakthrough deal on loss and damage fund

Delegates meeting in Dubai agreed Thursday on the operationalization of a fund that would help compensate vulnerable countries coping with loss and damage caused by climate change, a major breakthrough on the first day of this year’s UN climate conference.