The 28th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change – COP28 – reflects a challenge and an opportunity for the global community. The need for binding commitments to phase out all fossil fuels is more urgent than ever.
All countries must transition to highly efficient renewable energy systems based on solar and wind, while moving away from all oil, gas, and coal. We need a sustained emergency effort to drive the transition forward at the greatest possible speed while respecting and protecting human rights – especially for those on the front and fence lines.
EXPECTATIONS FOR COP28
Heading to the International Energy Agency Climate and Energy Summit on October 2nd, in Spain and the United Nations Climate Change Conference in United Arab Emirates experts from Asia, Africa, North America, and Latin America provide insights from their region on how any new oil, gas, or coal extraction projects are incompatible with the 1.5ºC limit and any dangerous distractions like Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) should not justify business as usual for the fossil fuel industry.
A day after the IEA Net Zero Energy Report UK government approved Equinor's Rosebank oil field, the biggest undeveloped oil field in the UK,