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COP28: UN climate talks in jeopardy in fossil fuel backlash

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🗞️ Driving the news: A draft deal at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai sparked controversy due to its altered stance on fossil fuels, shifting from suggesting a "phase out" to a "reduction in consumption and production"
• This change was met with strong objections from various countries, including the European Union, which deemed the draft "unacceptable”

🔭 The context: The issue of fossil fuel use is a pivotal point at the summit, with global warming being driven by human activities, primarily the burning of fossil fuels
• The talks aim to address this critical issue in a year projected to be the warmest on record

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The outcome of the COP28 talks is crucial for setting the course of global climate action
• The shift in language regarding fossil fuel usage in the draft deal has significant implications for global efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions and keep global warming within safe limits

⏭️ What's next: An amended version of the text is expected, with negotiations set to continue

💬 One quote: "We will not sign our death certificate," (a representative for the Alliance of Small Island States)

📈 One stat: The draft deal includes a promise to treble renewable energy capacity by 2030, a commitment signed by over 100 nations during the talks

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