Cop28 bulletin: Adaptation stalemate jeopardises Cop28 outcome

Climate-vulnerable countries are desperately trying to salvage a deal on adaptation after nine days of stalemate.  The big-ticket item in Dubai is the framework for the global goal on adaptation (GGA), a two-year-long exercise to turn the vague provisions of the Paris Agreement into something more concrete. Many hope clear definitions and targets will unlock […]

Cop28 live: presidency said to be preparing final package for delegates

Developing countries pushing for ‘balanced package’ as summit hopes to keep 1.5C increase alive • China ‘would like to see agreement to substitute renewables for fossil fuels’ There is some more food-related news from the conference today, writes Fiona Harvey. The Alliance of Champions for Food Systems Transformation (ACF) launched on Sunday, a group that’s […]

‘Magical’ tech innovations a distraction from real solutions, climate experts warn

Overemphasis on innovation and carbon removal risks distracting from main goal of stopping use of fossil fuels, say scientists Machines to magic carbon out of the air, artificial intelligence, indoor vertical farms to grow food for our escape to Mars, and even solar-powered “responsible” yachts: the Cop28 climate summit in Dubai has been festooned with […]

Cop28: China ‘would like to see agreement to substitute renewables for fossil fuels’

But country’s climate envoy, Xie Zhenhua, would not say whether it would support phase-out wording in climate deal Cop28 live – latest updates China would like to see nations agree to substitute renewable energy for fossil fuels, the country’s chief climate official has said, as nations wrangled over the weekend on the wording of a […]

Failure to agree fossil fuel phase-out at Cop28 ‘will push world into climate breakdown’

UK’s former climate chief Alok Sharma says phase-out crucial to limit global warming to 1.5C Failure to agree a phase-out of fossil fuels at the UN Cop28 climate summit would push the world beyond the crucial 1.5C temperature limit and into climate breakdown, the UK’s former climate chief has warned. Alok Sharma, who was president […]

Middle-class fear of green policies fuels rise of far right, Colombia’s Petro warns

Guerrilla leader turned president says, faced with having to reduce their carbon consumption, upper classes fear ‘the barbarians are coming’ Middle-class fears of losing a high standard of living because of green policies is driving the rise of the far right across the world, the president of Colombia has warned. In a wide-ranging interview with […]