COP28 adopts maiden ‘transition from fossil fuels’ agreement

After nearly two weeks of deliberations and brainstorming at the COP28 Climate Conference held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the Summit has officially given a nod to the world’s transition from fossil fuels.

This was the consensus at the end of the COP28 event, which commenced on 30 November and ended on 12 December, 2023, with over 88,000 participants worldwide.

COP28 President Sultan Al Jaber lauded the parties for throwing weight behind the agreement to move away from fossil fuels.

“You did step up, you showed flexibility, you put common interest ahead of self-interest,” he said, according to a News Agency report.

Describing the deal as bringing “transformational change” on climate, Jaber said of the UAE’s diplomacy: “We have helped restore faith and trust in multilateralism, and we have shown that humanity can come together.”

European Union climate chief Wopke Hoekstra called the agreement “long, long overdue”, saying it had taken nearly 30 years of climate meetings to “arrive at the beginning of the end of fossil fuels”.

DAILY POST recalls that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Nigeria’s delegates attended the event to add the country’s perspective to the discussion on climate change.

Tinubu assured that Nigeria is committed to reconstructing a better, cleaner nation.

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