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2024: a crucial year for climate diplomacy

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By illuminem briefings

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illuminem summarizes for you the essential news of the day. Read the full piece on Le Monde or enjoy below:

🗞️ Driving the news: The 28th Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP28) concluded in Dubai with a declaration to move away from fossil fuels
• The future impact of this agreement depends on the actions of states and their leaders
• 2024 is pivotal, with key elections in major greenhouse gas emitting countries like India, and the European Union, which could shape climate policies

🔭 The context: In 2024, countries must start planning their nationally determined contributions for the UN in 2025
• This is complicated by the fact that elections are set to take place in countries like India, the EU, Indonesia, and South Africa, which could significantly influence these contributions

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The success of COP28's declaration hinges on major countries' adherence and enhancement of their climate policies
• The political landscape in 2024 will significantly affect global climate action and efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C

⏭️ What's next: The implementation of the Dubai declaration and the enhancement of national climate policies will be crucial

💬 One quote: "The COP represented a great step forward, but the final declaration does not determine what the stakeholders will do with it," (François Gemenne, political scientist specializing in climate migration)

📈 One stat: More than half the world's voting-age population is set to go to the polls this year, including in India and the US, major greenhouse gas emitters

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