14 Dec 2023

Analysis: NZ's input in climate deal

From Morning Report, 8:42 am on 14 December 2023

A global climate deal has been agreed to at the COP28 summit in Dubai and for the first time it has taken explicit aim at the use of fossil fuels. The talks in Dubai came close to collapse but in a final agreement, nations agreed to "transition away" from coal, oil and gas. But, the deal doesn't include any wording on the "phase out" of fossil fuels, something many countries were demanding Pacific islands hit hard by climate change say the deal was rushed through without them. Climate Change Minister Simon Watts is in Dubai and told us the agreement is historic. RNZ's Climate Correspondent Eloise Gibson spoke to Corin Dann.