COP28: Arabia and Iraq repeat no to abandoning fossil fuels | EUROtoday

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However, they should face stiff opposition led by the group of oil producers OPEC and its allies.

OPEC despatched a letter to its members and supporters on December 6 asking them to oppose any language concentrating on fossil fuels in an settlement at COP28.

OPEC’s largest producer and de facto chief, Saudi Arabia, together with Russia, Iraq and others, have argued that the main target of COP28 ought to be on decreasing emissions, not concentrating on sources of gas that trigger them.

China’s high local weather envoy, Xie Zhenhua, stated on Saturday {that a} deal can solely be thought-about a hit if it features a deal on fossil fuels – though he didn’t say whether or not Beijing would help a “phasing-out” settlement.

“Positions on the issue are currently very polarized and China is trying to find a solution that is acceptable to all parties and that can solve the problems,” he stated, describing COP28 as essentially the most tough local weather summit of his profession.