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A person walks past a '#COP28' sign during The Changemaker Majlis, a one-day CEO-level thought leadership workshop focused on climate action, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 1, 2023

COP28: What’s ahead for climate change action?

Updated: December 16, 2023

The annual U.N. climate change summit, hosted in the United Arab Emirates, faced some big questions: Can an oil-producing state effectively lead this year’s negotiations to ramp up climate action? Is a phase-out of fossil fuels on or off the agenda? What would a working “loss and damage” fund look like – and who would fill it and benefit from it? And how can lagging climate action be speeded sufficiently to protect people from the worst impacts of climate change?

Our global team of correspondents and reporting team on the ground in Dubai sought out answers to those questions and many more.