The release triggered a frenzy of fine-tuning by government envoys and gimlet-eye analysis by advocacy groups, just hours before the planned late-morning finish to the talks on December 12.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged COP28 delegates to agree on big cuts to emissions and called on oil and gas companies to lead the renewable energy transition.
New calculations sent to the UN show the world unwinding fossil fuel use at a speed and scale that makes debates at COP28 about decarbonising by 2050 beside the point.
Thursday was a rest day, a bit of quiet before talks at COP28 grow even more intense. Negotiators will work to finalize a key document called the Global Stocktake.
Vanessa Nakate, a climate activist from Uganda, said there are hurdles for many — especially those in the global south — to even get to the talks.
Joe Biden and Xi Jinping, leaders of the two biggest carbon-polluting nations — responsible for more than 44% of the world's emissions — were glaringly absent.
Analysis shows that these upstream corporations have spent over US $170.4 billion on exploration of new oil and gas reserves in the past three years.
The report looked at climate promises made by countries as well as a scenario where the world had reached net zero emissions by 2050.
Fossil fuel lobbyist countries continue to expand production. Can COP28 accelerate fossil fuel phase-out and shift focus on human health?
The minister said India’s energy transition programme is at the top in the world. The renewable energy capacity addition in the country is the fastest in the world.
The March to End Fossil Fuels featured such politicians as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and actors Susan Sarandon, Ethan Hawke, Edward Norton, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon.
Protest organizers emphasized how let down they felt that Biden, whom many of them supported in 2020, has overseen increased drilling for oil and fossil fuels.
UN chiefs have little real power, says Climate Analytics CEO Bill Hare, a climate scientist.
Wealthy nations bear a disproportionate share of historical responsibility and their inadequate commitment to the G20 declaration would further worsen the situation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the adoption of the Declaration at the meeting of G20 leaders here on Saturday.
With COP28 just 125 days away, this G20 ministerial meeting’s outcome gains immense significance.