Despite Coal ‘Disappointment,’ U.S. Official Pleased By ‘Strong’ Dubai Deal

January 17, 2024
A top U.S. climate negotiator says the final agreement at last month’s international climate conference, including its landmark push to “transition” away from fossil fuels, was “much better than expected” even as the deal’s language regarding coal power was “a bit of a disappointment.” Regarding the final agreement at the conference in Dubai, joined by nearly 200 countries, the State Department’s deputy climate envoy Sue Biniaz told a Jan. 17 event hosted by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) that she...

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