A defence from five participantsUS Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry arrives for a press conference at the United Nations climate summit in Dubai on December 6, 2023. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — In recent years, there have been growing questions about whether the climate talks known as COP are useful. Here, five participants at this year's COP28 defend the meetings, insisting that without them, the planet would be in much worse shape. "There is a potentially historic moment to seize, given the international mobilisation on the objective of tripling renewable energy capacity and doubling energy efficiency... Gustavo Pinheiro, senior associate for E3G in Brazil:"We wouldn't even have knowledge about climate change," without the COP process, Pinheiro told AFP.
Source: Philippine Star December 07, 2023 16:32 UTC