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17 Dec
Germany's foreign minister will play a "key role" on behalf of the EU, as climate talks in Dubai enter the final phase. Baerbock said strong economies, such as Saudi Arabia and China, should contribute more financially.
15 Dec
The COP28 climate summit delivers a deal which for the first time calls on all nations to move away from using fossil fuels. But what does it mean for oil and gas-producing countries? Also, it's a bittersweet return for dozens of Tunisians from the Gaza Strip. They managed to escape heavy bombing via Egypt, but are thinking of those they left behind.
15 Dec
COP28 pact agrees to 'transition away' from fossil fuels. Countries at the COP28 conference have agreed to "transition away" from fossil fuels. The deal is billed as historic, but critics say it falls short of what needs to be done to avert the climate crisis.
10 Dec
As world leaders meet at the UN climate summit in Dubai, a new report shows that carbon emissions are set to hit a record high, with the potential to make climate change worse and fuel more destructive, extreme weather.
9 Dec
In this Science segment, we examine a call by more than 20 countries at the COP28 summit for the tripling of world nuclear energy capacity, this in a bid to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
9 Dec
He's claiming that his remarks were "misinterpreted". The Emirati oil executive leading the COP28 climate conference in Dubai has come out fighting after widespread criticism of his suggestion that there was "no science" indicating that a phase-out of fossil fuels was needed to contain global warming.
8 Dec
Twenty countries agreed at the COP28 climate summit to triple their nuclear energy capacity by 2050 to reduce carbon emissions. How feasible is the target given the complexities and cost of building new nuclear plants?
7 Dec
Germany said there was a major opportunity to "very quickly" cut down on methane emissions with limited financial means. Meanwhile, Al Gore took aim at COP28 hosts UAE.
6 Dec
At COP28 in Dubai, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called for a phase out of fossil fuels, the US announced $3 billion in new climate funding and France pushed for nuclear energy as a way to reduce emissions.
3 Dec
People in scores of rainforest nations could be paid to preserve forest areas under a concept announced by the Brazilian president. It is unclear if the plan will get off the ground.
2 Dec
From climate denying X/Twitter bots to Big Oil Facebook ads and right-wing news sites, an echo chamber of disinformation is set to muddy efforts to cut emissions in the UAE.
1 Dec
As the UN's annual climate summit gets underway in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, one underlying question is set to top the agenda: can the world finally agree to ditch fossil fuels? Down to Earth takes a closer look.

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