COP28 nations agreed to ‘transition’ from fossil fuels. That’s too slow, experts say

The agreement proclaims ‘the beginning of the end’ of the fossil fuel era

Leaders and attendees at COP28 standing and clapping on the last day of the United Nations climate summit.

The U.N. climate summit COP28 went into overtime on December 13, as delegations continued negotiations over the precise language to be included in the summit’s final agreement. That agreement has faced a mixed reaction.

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Days of contentious wrangling in Dubai at the United Nations’ 28th annual climate summit ended December 13 with a historic agreement to “transition away” from fossil fuels and accelerate climate action over the next decade.