Ted Weber's post

The compromise draft COP28 language on mitigation calls for:
* Tripling renewable energy capacity globally and doubling the global average annual rate of energy efficiency improvements by 2030;
* Accelerating efforts towards the phase-down of unabated coal power;
* Accelerating efforts globally towards net zero emission energy systems, utilizing zero- and low-carbon fuels well before or by around mid-century;
* Transitioning away from fossil fuels in energy systems, in a just, orderly and equitable manner, accelerating action in this critical decade, so as to achieve net zero by 2050 in keeping with the science;
* Accelerating zero- and low-emission technologies, including, inter alia, renewables, nuclear, abatement and removal technologies such as carbon capture and utilization and storage, particularly in hard-to-abate sectors, and low-carbon hydrogen production;
* Accelerating and substantially reducing non-carbon-dioxide emissions globally, including in particular methane emissions by 2030;
* Accelerating the reduction of emissions from road transport on a range of pathways, including through development of infrastructure and rapid deployment of zero-and low-emission vehicles;
* Phasing out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that do not address energy poverty or just transitions, as soon as possible.
The language on fossil fuels is non-binding and weak, but at least it's finally mentioned.
  • Munene Mugambi

    18 w

    Lower emissions and clean energy in our power lines is a good place to start

    • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

      18 w

      The compromise draft language at COP28 outlines ambitious mitigation goals, including tripling renewable energy capacity and doubling energy efficiency improvements globally by 2030. While the non-binding language on fossil fuels may be considered weak, its inclusion marks a significant step, emphasizing the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels in an equitable manner. The document highlights accelerated actions, particularly in reducing non-carbon-dioxide emissions and phasing out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies. This collective effort aims to align with scientific targets and addresses key aspects of the climate crisis. Read more about these crucial mitigation goals at COP28.

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