COP28: International Climate Policy at a Crossroads?
As 2023 comes to an end with the likely title of hottest year on record, the upcoming 28th World Climate Change Conference (C0P28) in Dubai takes place under particularly worrisome auspices. Firstly, it is led by a COP presidency that represents fossil fuel interests like no other before it. And secondly, the war in Gaza/Israel is driving the global community even further apart than the war in Ukraine has already done. However, solving the climate crisis urgently requires timely multilateral cooperation with broad, meaningful economic transformation on a global scale. In view of the current global situation, however, achieving this is becoming an increasingly difficult task.