Now waking up in the Caribbean? Here's what you need to know about day four of COP28 to start your day.
- Minister of Planning and Development Pennelope Beckles tells a side event at COP28 that rural communities must not be forgotten in early warning systems.
- A new UN report released today finds that 101 countries now have some sort of early warning system in place, up six from last year and double the number in 2015.
- The UK Guardian is exclusively reporting the president of Cop28, Sultan Al Jaber, has claimed there is “no science” indicating that a phase-out of fossil fuels is needed to restrict global heating to 1.5C. The article says Al Jaber made the comments in ill-tempered responses to questions from Mary Robinson, the chair of the Elders group and a former UN special envoy for climate change, during a live online event on 21 November. As well as running Cop28 in Dubai, Al Jaber is also the chief executive of the United Arab Emirates’ state oil company, Adnoc, which many observers see as a serious conflict of interest.
- Hundreds of people gather at COP28 to call for a ceasefire at a Palestinian solidarity event held at the Conference.
- Hillary Clinton is in Dubai highlighting the disproportionate impact of the climate crisis upon women.