#COP28 News

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China accounted for 95 per cent of the world’s new coal power construction activity in 2023, according to the latest annual report from Global Energy Monitor (GEM).
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The loss and damage fund's success hinges on women's participation and recognising their uneven climate burden, rights groups say.
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Wood pellets burnt to generate energy drive deforestation in Southeast Asia, emit more CO2 per unit of energy than fossil fuels and support the Ukraine conflict, environmentalists said in an open letter to Korea's trade ministry.
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Last month, Germany became the first major economy to announce that it intends to introduce a target to reach “net-negative” emissions later this century.
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#COP28 Opinion

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Climate activists will keep pushing on – but they don’t deserve the treatment they’re getting.
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Moving in the opposite direction from the rest of the world, Indonesia plans to lower its renewable energy ambitions by 2030. The new governing administration needs to make effort to ensure that even the reduced targets are met.
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Mobilising new climate-finance flows requires identifying less gargantuan, but no less important, green projects that are attractive to a wide range of investors, both geographically and in terms of size. Digital platforms that offer these matchmaking services will be crucial to meeting our climate commitments.
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In today’s fragmented world, the Loss and Damage Fund could easily be derailed. But it is in our common interest to assist the most climate-vulnerable countries with recovery and reconstruction.
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#COP28 Videos

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The action comes despite the oil giant suing the environmental group for US$2.1 million after demonstrators boarded the company’s vessel at the Atlantic Ocean in January.
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#COP28 Podcasts

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The oil and gas sector needs to cut operational emissions faster, Charlotte Wolff-Bye tells the Eco-Business podcast. But slashing fuel output won’t do for the Asian supplier, and it welcomes respectful debate at the climate summit.
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In celebration of Indigenous Peoples' month in the Philippines, the former United Nations special rapporteur tells the Eco-Business Podcast about her lifelong work to empower communities in Asia’s most dangerous country for environmental defenders.
"We are already at 1.1°C of warming – a matter of life and death for the Global South", says Professor Winston Chow, the recently appointed co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's working group on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability.
The Singapore scientist, recently elected to the UN's top climate body, tells the Eco-Business Podcast about the precarious state of climate adaptation in developing Asia. The region is not well-prepared to manage the cascading risks of extreme climate events, he says.
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