There are lots of stories in the news right now about the happenings of COP28 in Dubai. Here are five that caught our attention today!
1) Over 40 million health professionals demand bold health and climate action at COP283 December 2023, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: A group of doctors and nurses gather to speak up to say that ‘the climate crisis is a health crisis’, at the United Nations climate summit COP28. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
On the first-ever Health Day at a COP, more than 40 million health professionals from around the globe joined the call to action by the World Health Organization (WHO) and civil society organizations, to prioritize health in climate negotiations at COP28. The ongoing climate crisis has significantly increased the risk of life-threatening diseases such as cholera, malaria and dengue.
Countries and oil companies at the UN climate talks have promised to make major progress in tackling global warming in a large new energy pledge. 50 oil and gas companies pledged to stop adding to planet-warming gases by 2050. That only covers emissions from production, not the burning of fossil fuels and critics said it would not meaningfully tackle climate change.
5) Indigenous Leaders Urge COP28 Negotiators to Focus on Preventing Loss and Damage and Drastically Reducing Emissions4 December 2023, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Representatives of the Pareci people – a name for Native American tribes in Mato Grosso, Brazil, pictured at the United Nations climate summit COP28, where they have arrived to speak to issues of deforestation, and protection of their native lands. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert