CNBC's Sam Meredith is reporting that a record number of fossil fuel lobbyists attend COP28 climate talks in Dubai.
The article discusses the significant presence of fossil fuel lobbyists at the COP28 climate conference in Dubai, where at least 2,456 such lobbyists registered, outnumbering delegations from almost all countries. This attendance has sparked controversy, with critics arguing that it represents an attempt by polluting industries to push a fossil fuel agenda, potentially undermining the interests of frontline communities. However, some figures like former U.S. energy secretary Ernest Moniz view the participation of Big Oil as positive. The article also touches on the broader context of the conference, including debates over phasing out versus phasing down fossil fuels, and the role of carbon capture and storage technologies. Amidst these discussions, COP28 has seen progress, including a deal to support vulnerable countries affected by climate disasters and commitments to significantly increase renewable energy capacity by 2030.
(This article was written with assistance from ChatGPT)