Climate summit in Dubai faces divisions over fossil fuels.  COP28 update

Climate summit in Dubai faces divisions over fossil fuels. COP28 update

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Jaber said he expected to submit a package for review by Monday morning.
A third draft of the agreement, released Friday, offers different ways to phase out fossil fuels, but also includes an option to avoid the issue altogether.

The success of the summit is linked to the issue

China said it was working to find a solution that was “acceptable to all parties.”

China’s climate negotiator do.”

“Because if we don’t, if we don’t solve this issue, I don’t see much chance of having a successful COP28,” he said.

Canadian Climate Minister Steven Guilbeault told AFP he was “confident” the final text would contain language on fossil fuels, which emit planet-warming greenhouse gases.

OPEC Secretary General Haitham Al Ghais, in a letter made public on Friday, urged the cartel’s 13 members and 10 allies to “actively reject” any language that “targets” fossil fuels rather than emissions.

In a speech read in his name at the summit, Al Ghais said there was “no single solution” to sustainable energy.

“We need a realistic approach to tackling emissions that enables economic growth, helps eradicate poverty and enhances resilience,” the speech said.

Teresa Ribera, Spain’s eco-transition minister and current EU president, said it was “quite disgusting” for OPEC countries to be “pushing against getting the level to where it should be”.

French Energy Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher said OPEC’s statement left her “shocked” and “angry”.

EU Climate Commissioner Wopke Hoekstra said, “I want this COP to mark the beginning of the end of fossil fuels… This is what science demands and it is what our children deserve.”

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