DUBAI / COP28 STATE OF NEGOTIATIONS

06-Dec-2023 00:03:01
The UN Climate chief Simon Stiell said, “Loss and damage was a win. But we’re kidding ourselves if we think it ticks the entire box for finance and support at this COP. More is required.” UNIFEED
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STORY: DUBAI / COP28 STATE OF NEGOTIATIONS
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 06 DECEMBER 2023, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
SHOTLIST
1. Wide shot, COP28 venue
2. Med shot, media stakeout
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Simon Stiell, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC):
“The win on Loss and Damage here in Dubai gave this COP a spring in its step. But it was just a start. Now all governments must give their negotiators clear marching orders: We need highest ambition, not point-scoring or lowest-common-denominator politics.”
4. Med shot, journalists
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Simon Stiell, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC):
“Loss and damage was a win. But we’re kidding ourselves if we think it ticks the entire box for finance and support at this COP. More is required.”
6. Med shot, journalists
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Simon Stiell, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC):
“Good intentions won’t halve emissions this decade or save lives right now. Only serious progress on finance can deliver frontline results. We’ve said we’ll double adaptation finance - now we have to deliver, including on the details, and set ourselves up to go much further.”
8. Med shot, journalists
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Simon Stiell, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC):
“We must not lose any focus on the Global Goal on Adaptation. Eight billion people are on the frontlines. Right now, only 50 countries have National Adaptation plans. On the Global Stocktake, we have a starting text on the table. But it’s a grab bag of wish lists and heavy on posturing. The key now is to sort the wheat from the chaff. Eight billion people are on the frontlines. Right now, only 50 countries have National Adaptation plans. On the Global Stocktake, we have a starting text on the table. But it’s a grab bag of wish lists and heavy on posturing. The key now is to sort the wheat from the chaff.”
10. Med shot, journalists
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Simon Stiell, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC):
“At the end of next week, we need COP to deliver a bullet train to speed up climate action. We currently have an unwieldy caboose chugging over rickety tracks. But the tools are all there on the table, the technologies and solutions exist. It’s time for governments and negotiators to pick them up and put them to work.”
12. Med shot, journalists
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Simon Stiell, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC):
“There are many options that are on the table right now which speak to the phasing out of fossil fuels. It is for parties to unpick that but come up with a very clear statement that signals the terminal decline of the fossil fuel era as we know it.”
14. Med shot, journalists
STORYLINE
The UN Climate chief Simon Stiell said, “Loss and damage was a win. But we’re kidding ourselves if we think it ticks the entire box for finance and support at this COP. More is required.”

Talking to the media today (06 Dec) at COP28 in Dubai, Stiell said, “The win on Loss and Damage here in Dubai gave this COP a spring in its step. But it was just a start. Now all governments must give their negotiators clear marching orders: We need highest ambition, not point-scoring or lowest-common-denominator politics.”

According to Stiell, the Global Stocktake is the vehicle to get climate action on track, and finance is the great enabler of climate action; therefore, the negotiations must put it front and center.

He said, “Good intentions won’t halve emissions this decade or save lives right now. Only serious progress on finance can deliver frontline results. We’ve said we’ll double adaptation finance - now we have to deliver, including on the details, and set ourselves up to go much further.”

He also said, “We must not lose any focus on the Global Goal on Adaptation. Eight billion people are on the frontlines. Right now, only 50 countries have National Adaptation plans. On the Global Stocktake, we have a starting text on the table. But it’s a grab bag of wish lists and heavy on posturing. The key now is to sort the wheat from the chaff.”

He stated, “At the end of next week, we need COP to deliver a bullet train to speed up climate action. We currently have an unwieldy caboose chugging over rickety tracks. But the tools are all there on the table, the technologies and solutions exist. It’s time for governments and negotiators to pick them up and put them to work.”

He concluded by saying that UN Climate Change will be working with Parties every step of the way and will make sure all countries have a seat at the table and can use their full voice.

Answering a question, The UN Climate Chief said, “There are many options that are on the table right now which speak to the phasing out of fossil fuels. It is for parties to unpick that but come up with a very clear statement that signals the terminal decline of the fossil fuel era as we know it.”
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