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UN climate chief tells nations to act rather than score points at COP28

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🗞️ Driving the news: At COP28, U.N. climate chief Simon Stiell urged nations to move beyond political posturing and commit to ending the fossil fuel era

🔭 The context: Negotiators from almost 200 countries are involved in the climate conference, working towards a global consensus on a final COP28 deal
• Nations like Russia, Saudi Arabia, and China show resistance to a full phase-out, complicating consensus efforts

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The climate crisis's urgency is highlighted by record-breaking global temperatures, with 2023 experiencing the warmest autumn ever 
• Stiell emphasizes the need for decisive action on fossil fuel phase-out amidst this alarming trend

⏭️ What's next: Key discussions involve options ranging from maintaining the status quo to completely phasing out fossil fuels

💬 One quote: "We need highest ambition, not point-scoring or lowest common denominator politics," (Simon Stiell, U.N. climate chief)

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