Solomon Islands: COP28 Fall Short of Keeping 1.5 °c Within Reach

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Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Solomon Islands: COP28 Fall Short of Keeping 1.5 °c Within Reach

The COP28 climate summit concluded in Dubai with a landmark climate agreement to transition away from fossil fuels on Wednesday.

This comes after an overnight revision of the draft decision released on Monday which only suggested reducing the consumption of fossil fuels and its production than a total ‘phase out’

However, the new text agreed upon under the Global Stocktake (GST) has been refined which recognizes the need to “transitioning away from fossil fuels… in a just, orderly and equitable manner…so as to achieve net zero by 2050 in keeping with the science.”

It also recognizes “the need for deep, rapid and sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in line with 1.5 °C pathways.”

While the decision is seen as a way forward to phasing out of fossil fuels, Solomon Islands expressed disappointment over the outcome.

Read the full story on Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation's website.

This story was produced as part of the 2023 Climate Change Media Partnership, a journalism fellowship organized by Internews' Earth Journalism Network and the Stanley Center for Peace and Security. It was first published by Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation on 13 December 2023 and has been lightly edited for length and clarity.

Banner image: COP28 negotiations in Dubai. / Credit: Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation. 

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