What we feel after COP 28
As the curtain falls on COP 28 in Dubai, UAE on 13 December 2023, our collective determination to combat climate change has grown fiercer. Yet, the absence of a decisive commitment to phase out fossil fuels is a stark disappointment, a pivotal battleground for our success in this critical endeavour.
In solidarity with YOUNGO (‘Youth + NGO’, the official children’s and young people’s constituency within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), we unequivocally call for a comprehensive, fair, and equitable termination of all fossil fuels and their associated subsidies, refusing to settle for anything less. Regrettably, COP 28 fell short in delivering the requisite and just funding essential for such a transformative phase-out, neglecting the urgent needs of Global South nations.