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COP-28 Conference: Agreement pledging to phase out fossil fuels

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At the United Nations COP-28 conference in Dubai, participating countries signed a new agreement pledging to move away from the use of fossil fuels. This is the first agreement of its kind to address the effects of climate change. Which is considered to be the final end of the fossil fuel era.

After several days of negotiations, the participating countries finally reached an agreement on the final agreement. In which countries have been urged to move away from fossil fuels like oil, gas and coal.

Earlier, a draft called for limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Although it was supposed to end on Tuesday, due to various arguments, the conference was extended on Wednesday.

Scientists have been saying for a long time that stopping the use of fossil fuels is the last way to avoid climate catastrophe.

However, according to the demands of many countries, the new agreement calls for a gradual exit from fossil fuels instead of canceling them all at once.

At the conference, however, it was agreed that emissions would increase in the future, although there would be differences between developed and underdeveloped countries.

COP-28 President Sultan Al Jaber called the deal ‘historic’. According to him, the real success of the agreement will be in its implementation. He said, ‘We have to take necessary steps to make this agreement a reality. Nations have grappled with reality and guided the world in a right direction.’

Several countries welcomed the deal as a breakthrough in decades of climate negotiations.

“This is the first time the world has agreed to get off fossil fuels,” said Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Aide.

More than 100 countries voted in the COP-28 agreement to phase out oil, gas and coal consumption. But OPEC, led by Saudi Arabia, was opposed.

The agreement calls for a fair, orderly and equitable approach to transition away from fossil fuels in the energy system. So that in keeping with the science, the goal of implementation by 2050 has been taken.

It calls for tripling the use of renewable energy by 2030. There is talk of reducing the use of coal.

Russia’s representative at the conference hailed the agreement as ambitious. Each side can choose their preferred realistic way to reduce carbon emissions, he said.

UK climate minister Graham Stewart said, ‘The end of the fossil fuel era has begun. We are united in our commitment to move away from fossil fuels.’


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