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COP28: five reasons for optimism on climate

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By illuminem briefings

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🗞️ Driving the news: Amidst the overwhelming concerns about climate change, the COP28 climate summit in Dubai brings a glimmer of hope
• There are five reasons for optimism about the climate: the solar revolution, the profitability of EVs, rapid deployment of large scale battery farms, the rise in climate litigation, and the rapid progress made on climate commitments in a short period of time 

🔭 The context: This year's record-breaking global temperatures underscore the urgency of climate action
• The summit discussions focus on innovative solutions, legal actions, and a shift towards renewable energy sources to combat climate change effectively.

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The advancements in renewable energy, like solar power and electric vehicles, along with large-scale battery storage, are crucial steps towards achieving net zero goals
• Legal actions against major polluters and potential agreements at COP28 to phase out fossil fuels mark significant strides in global climate efforts.

⏭️ What's next: The outcomes of COP28 and ongoing legal cases against fossil fuel companies will play a critical role in shaping future climate policies and actions
 • The push for renewable energy and storage solutions is expected to accelerate, paving the way for a sustainable future.

📈 One stat: Solar energy adoption is rapidly increasing, with around 17,000 UK homes adding solar panels monthly, signaling a significant shift towards renewable energy sources

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