EXPERT REACTION: Draft COP28 agreement text criticised for fossil fuel omission

A draft agreement at the COP28 climate change summit was released overnight, and a group of countries including Australia have criticised the lack of a commitment within the draft to ‘phase out’ or ‘phase down’ fossil fuels. The agreement instead refers to ‘reducing both the consumption and production of fossil fuels’. Below, Australian experts comment on this decision and the summit so far.

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