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COPXX - UN Climate Change Conferences.

2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP28.

COP28 was held from November 30th until December 12th, Expo City, Dubai. It was widely accepted that the appointed president had an obvious conflict of interest given the UAE's massive expansion of oil and gas production. The UAE invested heavily in promotional campaigns to boost its green credibility and many greenwashing accusations were made such as the use of fake social media accounts.

Despite some progress since the 2015 Paris Agreement, the world is still considerably off track in reducing emissions. Will policymakers, business leaders and others respond positively to COP28 outcomes and recognise the climate emergency for what it is? We live in hope!

The latest links on COP issues are included here. Your comments and contributions are also welcome - please contact us.

BBC News - 'Climate change: UN to unmask fossil fuel lobbyists at climate talks', disclosing industry ties at climate meetings.

Change Oracle - 'UAE’s Fossil fuel Lobbying is Greenwashing', millions spent on green cred, but massive increases in fuel production planned.

Change Oracle - 'Fossil Fuel Cop Creep', petrostate to host COP28, oil company CEO to be the presiding president.

Change Oracle - 'After decades of controlling public narratives with disinformation, the fossil fuel industry is presiding over critical talks to limit global warming'.

EcoWatch - 'Despite Oil Company Ties, COP28 President-Designate Vows to Uphold 1.5°C Temperature Goal'.

Guardian - 'Army of fake social media accounts defend UAE presidency of climate summit'.

Guardian - 'Absolute scandal: UAE state oil firm able to read Cop28 climate summit emails'.

Guardian - 'The window is closing: Cop28 must deliver change of course on climate', oil executive president to bring unwilling countries into line?

Guardian - 'Cop28 president's team accused of Wikipedia greenwashing', UAE using site to 'control narrative' say critics.

Guardian - 'Cop28 president: world needs business mindset to tackle climate crisis', how private sector can limit emissions

Guardian - 'UAE oil company employees given roles in office hosting Cop28'

Gulf News - 'COP28: UAE to green-accredit half of schools, teach climate education', cross-curricular framework.

Met Office - 'What is meant by Loss and Damage?', high on agenda as planning for COP28 accelerates.

Met Office - 'Critical Global Stocktake counting down to help keep Paris promises', Global Stocktake at COP28

Wikipedia - 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28)

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Guardian - Opinion piece by George Monbiot, "Cop28 is a farce rigged to fail, but there are other ways we can try to save the planet. Inaction and self-interest are built into climate summits. Instead, we need a voting system that can’t be subverted by fossil fuel producers".

CarbonBrief - Interactive: Tracking negotiating texts at COP28 climate summit.

Climate Negotiation Crisis: Will COP28 be a giant mess? ClimateAdam has his say.

Greta Thunberg warns COP28: Fight climate change now or face "death sentence".

World Resources Institute - COP28 Resource Hub.

EcoWatch - 'The COP Process: What You Need to Know'.

Green Market Oracle - 'Three Decades of UN Climate Change Conferences'.

CarbonBrief - COP27: Key outcomes agreed at the UN climate talks in Sharm el-Sheikh.

Guardian - 'Thirty years of climate summits: where have they got us?', highlights and lowlights of Cop since Rio 1992.