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COP28 outcome misses the mark on justice for the majority of the world

Oxfam < 1 mins read

In response to the outcome of COP28, Oxfam International’s Climate Change Policy Lead Nafkote Dabi said: 

“Everyone fighting against the global climate crisis has little to celebrate from this disappointing COP28. Its final outcome is grossly inadequate. Oil, coal and gas won again, but they had to struggle harder to do so and their era is nearing its end. 

“COP28 was doubly disappointing because it put no money on the table to help developing countries transition to renewable energies. And rich countries again reneged on their obligations to help people being hit by the worst impacts of climate breakdown, like those in the Horn of Africa who have recently lost everything from flooding, after an historic five-season drought and years of hunger. 

“Developing countries, and the poorest communities, are left facing more debt, worsening inequality, with less help, and more danger and hunger and deprivation. COP28 was miles away from the historic and ambitious outcome that was promised.” 

For interviews, contact Lucy Brown on 0478 190 099 / lucyb@oxfam.org.au

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