13 Dec 2023

Climate campaigners slams COP28 draft text as 'meaningless'

From , 6:02 am on 13 December 2023
Toeolesulusulu Cedric Pose Salesa Schuster

Toeolesulusulu Cedric Pose Salesa Schuster Photo: Samoa Government

Pacific climate campaigners are condemning the latest draft of the COP28 agreement as a "meaningless wish list of optional actions" and say it's a death warrant if they sign it. 

The draft text does not mention a phase out of fossil fuels. 

Instead, it lists eight options that countries "could" use to cut emissions, including: "reducing both consumption and production of fossil fuels, in a just, orderly and equitable manner so as to achieve net zero by, before, or around 2050". 

RNZ Pacific's Caleb Fotheringham has more.