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.
“Global leaders have to deliver a full package. We will not accept weak outcomes only on coal or renewables, and without addressing the primary driver of the climate crisis, fossil fuels. We need countries to reach an agreement that includes a just and equitable phase out of all fossil fuels, with rich countries agreeing to phase out fastest, as well as a rapid phase in of renewables, a doubling of energy efficiency, and rich countries agreeing to redirect trillions in finance from fossil fuel industry handouts to support the transition in the form of grants, not loans.”
Welcome to Energy Day aka Fossil Fuel Phaseout Day. Today is packed with new data, press conferences, expected new announcements, actions and more – all with the same goal: a full, fast, fair, and funded phase out of fossil fuels.
Two weeks prior to COP28, a coalition led by 350.org and Oil Change International, comprising over 100 organizations, express grave concerns in an open letter regarding the energy strategy outlined by the COP28 president in two recent communications.
As countries conclude preliminary talks in Abu Dhabi ahead of the UAE-hosted COP28 climate summit, an agreement to phase out fossil fuels has taken center stage as a key expected outcome.
“The only logical course of action is for governments to arrive at the negotiations prepared to take action commensurate with what the science is telling us: agree to a managed, planned decline of fossil fuel production to avoid the worst impacts of the existential climate crisis.”