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During the COP28 summit, French President Macron urges G7 nations to phase out coal completely by 2030

French President Emmanuel Macron spoke at the COP28 summit on Friday, where world leaders convened in Dubai for the second day of UN climate talks.

Attendees face pressure to intensify their efforts in limiting global warming, with the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict casting a shadow over the summit’s agenda.

Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, revealed on Friday that his nation plans to boost its support for the climate disaster fund by an additional 20 million euros. This announcement was made at the United Nations climate conference, known as COP28, held in Dubai.

French President Emmanuel Macron called on G7 nations during UN climate talks on Friday to lead by example and “pledge to eliminate coal” by 2030. Macron, addressing the audience at COP28 in Dubai, emphasized the impracticality of investing in coal, deeming it “truly absurd.”

An advisory board member of COP28 has stepped down following allegations that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) presidency engaged in negotiations for new oil and gas deals during the summit.

The resignation letter, seen by Reuters, cited concerns about actions that compromise the integrity of both the COP presidency and the overall process. The letter was addressed to COP President Sultan al-Jaber.

COP28 is officially recognized as the largest-ever UN climate summit, boasting 80,000 registered participants. Notably, this summit introduces a list revealing the affiliations of participants, a departure from previous practices.


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