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COP28 enters crunch time with countries at odds over fossil fuels

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🗞️ Driving the news: COP28, the United Nations climate summit in Dubai, is entering its crucial phase, with debates intensifying over fossil fuels
• Key topics include phasing out fossil fuels and the pressure to finalize an effective agreement for climate action

🔭 The context: The summit is witnessing diverging opinions among nations regarding the use of fossil fuels
• The negotiations are pivotal in determining the global approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning to cleaner energy sources

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The outcomes of these discussions will significantly impact global efforts to combat climate change
• The decisions made at COP28 will influence the pace and direction of the global transition towards renewable energy and the reduction of reliance on fossil fuels

⏭️ What's next: The success of COP28 hinges on reaching a consensus among countries on key issues, especially regarding fossil fuels
• The summit's closing stages will be critical in shaping international climate action strategies

💬 One quote: "Phasing out fossil fuels is key to COP28 success." (António Guterres, U.N. Secretary-General)

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