As the negotiations heat up, so does the pressure to deliver a fossil fuel phaseout. In the final hours of COP28, groups push to exclude fossil fuel industry dangerous distractions from global climate change agreement. Join us for the events below. We will follow up with a reaction to the latest GST draft once it becomes available.
Today is International Human Rights Day, as well as Food, Agriculture, and Water at COP28. Negotiators will likely have a new draft of the GST by the afternoon/evening.
“Today’s announcement from the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Canada and many of their peers is a disappointment. At a time when we need rich country leaders to concretely expand their past ambition to secure a fair deal, these ministers are just regurgitating promises and initiatives that are now more than a decade old and have been so ineffective that fossil fuel handouts and profits continue to reach record levels.”
Just passed the halfway point at the UN climate talks in Dubai, and negotiations are heating up. Today’s media advisory covers upcoming press conferences, actions, and the COP28 Coalition march for climate justice and human rights.
The latest GST text shows we have never been closer to an agreement on a fossil fuel phaseout. But, what that transition will look like will be a fierce battle over the next few days. We are alarmed about some of the options in this text that seem to carve out large loopholes for the fossil fuel industry.
“This letter adds to the unprecedented global momentum for a full, fast, fair, and funded fossil fuel phaseout. People from around the world are joining over 100 countries that have now called for an end to oil, gas, and coal,” said Elizabeth Bast.
On Friday, December 8, an international coalition of organizations and community leaders, including the Center for Energy, Ecology, and Development Philippines, Center for Biological Diversity, Climate Action Network Canada, Earthworks, Oil Change International, Solutions For Our Climate, and others will gather for a creative action and speak-out on the need to end approvals and finance for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) projects, extraction, export, and import.
Over 300 organizations from over 40 countries across the globe released a letter today calling on the Biden Administration to abandon its support for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) at COP28.
As we enter week 2 of the UN climate talks in Dubai, today’s media advisory covers upcoming press conferences, actions, a new letter calling on the Biden administration to abandon support for LNG, and more.
“We cannot continue in this trajectory of loss and damage where people’s lives are less valued than profit. COP28 can be a pivotal moment towards climate justice by delivering a full, fast, fair, and funded fossil fuel phaseout.”