13 Dec 2023

COP28 mired in debate about draft statement

From Morning Report, 7:19 am on 13 December 2023

Today was meant to see the end of the annual COP28 summit in Dubai, but an impasse as to the wording used in the conference's final text is causing delays. A row erupted after a draft of a potential climate deal at the COP28 summit was released on Monday. It suggested a range of measures countries could take to slash greenhouse gas emissions, but crucially omitted the "phase out" of fossil fuels, which many nations have demanded. Guardian reporter Patrick Greenfield spoke to Corin Dann about the ongoing discussions taking place in Dubai.