COP28 Coverage

About the Series

DeSmog was on the ground at the United Nations climate summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and reported this series in the lead-up to and throughout the two-week conference.

In This Series

Opinion
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Big Ag lobbyists drowned out the voices of smallholder farmers.

Big Ag lobbyists drowned out the voices of smallholder farmers.
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The individuals who spoke to DeSmog said they were ‘deeply disappointed’ by the summit and had not fully understood the relationship between UAE and the organisers.

The individuals who spoke to DeSmog said they were ‘deeply disappointed’ by the summit and had not fully understood the relationship between UAE and the organisers.
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Oil Change International data shows governments have pledged $200 billion in subsidies for CCS globally.

Oil Change International data shows governments have pledged $200 billion in subsidies for CCS globally.
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Controversies surrounding Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber have underscored the role of reputation management in climate diplomacy.

Controversies surrounding Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber have underscored the role of reputation management in climate diplomacy.

Major food and agriculture companies have sent 340 representatives to Dubai for the climate summit.

Major food and agriculture companies have sent 340 representatives to Dubai for the climate summit.

The fossil fuel industry has a huge presence at this year's UN climate talks — including many US lawmakers who count the sector among their biggest donors.

The fossil fuel industry has a huge presence at this year's UN climate talks — including many US lawmakers who count the sector among their biggest donors.
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The former chancellor will reportedly take over as the chairman of the newspaper if it is sold to an investment fund backed by the Gulf state.

The former chancellor will reportedly take over as the chairman of the newspaper if it is sold to an investment fund backed by the Gulf state.

From ‘innovation sprints’ to spritzers, polluting agri-giants have so many ways to influence climate outcomes.

From ‘innovation sprints’ to spritzers, polluting agri-giants have so many ways to influence climate outcomes.
Analysis
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The devil is in the details, and at this year’s UN global climate conference, the details start with words like “unabated,” and “operational.”

The devil is in the details, and at this year’s UN global climate conference, the details start with words like “unabated,” and “operational.”
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The company, which organises conferences for the oil and gas industry, was awarded the contract without competition.

The company, which organises conferences for the oil and gas industry, was awarded the contract without competition.
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Polluting livestock companies and lobby groups will target pavilions in a coordinated campaign at the UN climate summit, documents show.

Polluting livestock companies and lobby groups will target pavilions in a coordinated campaign at the UN climate summit, documents show.
Analysis
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Here’s DeSmog’s take on what to expect at this year’s climate summit, from Big Oil’s influence, to a new Big Ag agenda, to promotion of sketchy solutions that would keep oil and gas burning for decades to come.

Here’s DeSmog’s take on what to expect at this year’s climate summit, from Big Oil’s influence, to a new Big Ag agenda, to promotion of sketchy solutions that would keep oil and gas burning for decades to come.
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We debunk some key concepts that the world’s largest food and farming companies will be using to sway debates at the climate summit.

We debunk some key concepts that the world’s largest food and farming companies will be using to sway debates at the climate summit.
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Edelman earned millions polishing the UAE’s green image — which helped propel Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber to the top levels of climate diplomacy.

Edelman earned millions polishing the UAE’s green image — which helped propel Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber to the top levels of climate diplomacy.
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DeSmog to track the agriculture industry’s efforts to shape the agenda of the upcoming UAE COP28 summit.

DeSmog to track the agriculture industry’s efforts to shape the agenda of the upcoming UAE COP28 summit.
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The appointment of ADNOC’s CEO, Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, to lead this year’s UN climate talks is like asking “arms dealers to lead peace talks,” campaigners say.

The appointment of ADNOC’s CEO, Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, to lead this year’s UN climate talks is like asking “arms dealers to lead peace talks,” campaigners say.