The final Cop28 text was regarded as historic by delegates, including the US, EU and small islands, but most agree there’s still work ahead
One day into overtime at Cop28, countries agreed to transition away from fossil fuels in energy systems: a first for the UN climate process
Azerbaijan gets two-thirds of its revenue from oil and gas, one of the highest percentages of any country in the world
Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Turkey are among the most vocal opponents of a decision at Cop28 to phase out coal, oil and gas
Vietnam’s just energy transition partnership plan has no timeline for retiring coal, as backers offer mainly commercial loans, not grants
Vice-president Kamala Harris pledged $3 billion to the Green Climate Fund at Cop28, which Congressional Republicans will likely try to block
Germany and Cop host UAE led contributions to get a fund for climate victims up and running, in an early win for the Cop28 presidency
Samuele Landi has been convicted for bankruptcy fraud in Italy. That was no problem for the UAE firm doing forest carbon credit deals across Africa.
Non-binary and trans people have been detained and deported at Dubai airport and being gay is effectively criminalised in the UAE
Since President Widodo launched Indonesia’s exchange two months ago, there’s been barely any trading of carbon credits
Last month, a government-owned electricity company deliberately spilled water from its dam, displacing tens of thousands
Data shows countries provided $89.6bn in 2021, but funding for adaptation declined.
The EU has introduced a methane import standard, pressuring any company which exports oil and gas to the EU to cut its emissions
The taskforce, set to be launched at Cop28, will consider the feasibility of levies on shipping, aviation, financial transactions and fossil fuels.
After talks in Sunnyland, California, the US and China agreed to revive a bilateral working group on climate change
Backed by the EU, Namibia has a $20 billion plan to export green hydrogen. A secretive tender process raises concerns for nature and citizens.
After the UK cut short a £52m climate adaptation scheme in Malawi, vulnerable communities saw their livelihoods destroyed by Cyclone Freddy
Australia has offered visas and climate finance to Tuvalu in a security pact to counter China’s influence in the Pacific region