COP 28 Summit: Climate advocates demand stronger language on fossil fuels

The latest COP28 draft outcome text released to negotiators in Dubai on Monday (December 11, 2023) evening dropped a call to ‘phaseout’ fossil fuels, prompting outcry from climate-vulnerable countries and civil society. The 21-page text, prepared by the COP28 presidency, United Arab Emirates, makes no mention of fossil fuel ‘phasedown’ or ‘phaseout’, which UN Secretary-General […]

COP28 Summit: UN unveils net-zero food plan to save 1.5-degree goal, combat climate ‘doomism’

As COP28 heads into its final working days in Dubai, the UN’s agriculture wing launched on Sunday (December 10, 2023) a ground-breaking plan that looks to transform the world’s agrifood systems from a net emitter to a carbon sink by 2050. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has identified 10 priority areas – such […]

COP28 Summit enters final week, negotiations ramp up on emissions cuts and fossil fuels in Dubai

After a break, COP28 continued its work on Friday. Negotiators are aiming to agree on how to bolster emissions-cutting targets set by the Paris Agreement and what to do about the future of fossil fuels like oil, gas and coal. On Wednesday (December 6, 2023), UN climate chief Simon Stiell told a press conference that […]

UN warns about rapid surge in climate change over the past decade

The past decade has been confirmed the warmest ever recorded, continuing an alarming 30-year trend that the UN weather chief said on Tuesday is “unequivocally driven by greenhouse gas emissions from human activities”. Marked by record-breaking land and ocean temperatures, the decade between 2011-2020 saw continued rising concentrations of greenhouse gasses that “turbo charged” dramatic […]

COP28: The climate crisis is also a health crisis, says UN

Health has made it onto the agenda of a UN climate conference, and health advocates at COP28 in Dubai on Sunday said the topic was long overdue for discussion as climate inaction is costing lives and impacting health every single day. Our planet has logged higher mean temperatures each year, with 2023 set to be […]

COP 28: Delegates bat for tackling health impacts of climate change, scaling up digital climate action

Attendees and leaders at COP28 in Dubai on Saturday (December 2, 2023) called for stronger and more resilient global health systems, which are indispensable to protecting populations from the negative impacts of climate change on health. Ahead of the first ever ‘Health Day’ at a UN climate conference, delegates signed onto a new declaration on […]

Indian expatriate group marks Diwali celebration by feeding 500 workers in Dubai

An Indian expat group in Dubai celebrated the festival of lights this year with those who are unable to celebrate the festival with their families – the blue-collar community.

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