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Fossil fuel phaseout: COP28 chief says ‘we respect’ climate science

The strategy of the Presidency to keep the 1.5°C goal alive was guided by science, Sultan Al Jaber said in Dubai, a day after The Guardian reported that he questioned the scientific basis for calls to phase out fossil fuels

United Arab Emirates Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and COP28 President Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber (right) and COP28 Director of Communications and Marketing Sconaid McGeachin attend a press conference at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, on Monday (REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 06:36 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

The looming threat of urban floods

We need to heed the warnings posed by the climate crisis and urban floods. Indian cities need to be ready for frequent extreme events.

Chennai: People wade through a waterlogged road during heavy rain owing to Cyclone Michaung, in Chennai, Monday, Dec. 4, 2023. (PTI Photo)(PTI12_04_2023_000322A)(PTI)
Published on Dec 04, 2023 10:00 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Affordability and permanence of biochar as a carbon removal solution

This article is authored by Shailendra Singh Rao, founder, Creduce.

People protest against the climate crisis in Glasgow. (Reuters)
Published on Dec 04, 2023 11:26 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

After landmark moves, climate talks hit again over coal, fossil fuel action

Deep fissures have emerged between developing countries still dependent on coal and rich nations that have pledged to move away from new coal but are silent on abandoning other fossil fuels. Negotiators at the UN Climate Conference (COP28) in Dubai are grappling with contentious issues around phasing out coal, other fossil fuels, and climate finance. There is little clarity on the final text of the agreement at this stage. Observers are concerned about the lack of funding for climate action, with rich countries relying on the private sector rather than public finance.

Leaders and participants at the end of the Tripling Nuclear Energy by 2050 session in Dubai. (AFP)
Updated on Dec 04, 2023 06:54 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

What India should be seeking from COP28

Delhi’s expectations from Dubai meet should be modest, but its intent for accelerating energy transition should be more ambitious.

Participating world leaders and delegates pose for a family photo during the COP28 United Nations climate summit in Dubai on December 1, 2023. (AFP)
Published on Dec 02, 2023 10:14 PM IST
ByShyam Saran
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