14 Dec 2023

Climate Minister on agreed COP28 deal

From Morning Report, 7:44 am on 14 December 2023

A global climate deal has been agreed to at the COP28 summit in Dubai. The deal calls on all countries to move away from the use of fossil fuels. This is the first time there's been a clear reference to the future of all fossil fuels in a United Nations summit text. But, the deal doesn't include any wording on the "phase out" of fossil fuels, something many countries were demanding. 350 Pacific Climate Warriors is a Pacific Islands youth-led grassroots network. Pacific Climate Warrior Brianna Fruean says she cannot celebrate a deal that puts their survival on the line, given it won't limit warming to less than 1-point-5 degrees celsius. Climate Change Minister Simon Watts spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss from Dubai.