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BBC claims about COP28 secret oil deals are flawed

The BBC has dropped a bombshell story in partnership with the Center for Climate Reporting (CCR), claiming that the UAE presidency of the UN’s COP28 climate summit in Dubai secretly used COP negotiations to strike new oil and gas deals that would increase global fossil fuel production.
This story suffers from serious flaws and omissions, and as a result, is misleading. Yet it’s been seized on by environmental campaigners to suggest that the COP28 negotiations are nothing more than a ploy to expand global fossil fuel production.
Dive into this fascinating piece of investigative journalism that sheds light on the ongoing propaganda battle surrounding COP28. Remember, the reality is often more nuanced than it appears
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The original article in BBC:


Also on this theme, take a look at The Guardian's recent story from yesterday, where their quotation of Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber seems to have been taken out of context.


What is your opinion on this story? Are journalists supporting the climate movement or hindering it by oversimplifying facts? Join the dialogue and share your views in the comments below.

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  • Rotich Kim

    18 w

    This cop28 has been a great deal with fossil but I still doubt weather the owners of fuel products give the world green light ....

    • mercy nduta

      19 w

      Great summit headed in the wrong direction

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      • George Kariuki

        19 w

        COP28 is quite underwhelming.

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        • rosebellendiritu

          19 w

          @george_kariuki should we expect much positivity from this summit?

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        • Grace Njeri

          19 w

          Disappointing!

          4
          • We Don't Have Time

            19 w

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            • M O

              19 w

              In the article on Age Of Transformation, the writer wonders if the notes were "part of the sort of wider general background guidance notes that are regularly prepared for diplomatic teams." I suspect they were because in the notes for Brazil you can see that Apollo was still mentioned as a partner in the bid for Braskem, while it's been public since 19 September that Apollo has backed out. https://valorinternational.globo.com/google/amp/business/news/2023/09/19/apollo-gives-up-adnoc-continues-alone-to-purchase-braskem.ghtml

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              • Elolynen

                14 w

                I also learned about this information. This event was just announced so it really made a mark. Will continue to monitor the information https://geometrydashlite.co

              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                19 w

                All media should be very sure of the information they release, they should tell nothing but the truth to avoid misleading the public

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                • CHRIS NGATIA

                  19 w

                  Hypocrisy of the highest level

                  5
                  • Gabriella Coppolecchia

                    19 w

                    I want with all my heart believe that this is true and that we are finally at least changing direction in favour of our planet. But i'm now cautious into believing this as well as it doesn't prove that deals were not made eighter. I guess only time will tell.

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                    • Munene Mugambi

                      19 w

                      It would be an unheard atrocity for people to use a platform meant to deplatform oil to make oil sales.

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                      • winnie nguru

                        19 w

                        If this is the case then BBC owes everyone an apology and they should resolve to only posting news they are sure of

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                        • Princess

                          19 w

                          This jeopardises the credibility of the news outlet and still undermines the public's trust in the media role in conveying critical information.

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                          • Jane Wangui

                            19 w

                            @princess_nel_268 I guess only time will tell.We have come so far to fail.

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                          • Kevin

                            19 w

                            If indeed the BBC report was false, misleading and flawed they should pull down and apologise immediately

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                            • Princess

                              19 w

                              @Kevin I agree with you 💯.

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                              • Clement Spanoh

                                19 w

                                @Kevin BBC has to apologize if that was incorrect

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                              • Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui

                                19 w

                                COP 28 is just full of drama...

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                                • We Don't Have Time

                                  19 w

                                  @aniebiet for sure.

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                                • Abraham Jok Atem

                                  19 w

                                  This is surprising

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