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UN climate chief calls for joint efforts to secure final “result” for COP28

The climate change conference ends on Tuesday with a new draft of the desired final agreement expected to be made public.

As the COP28 climate conference enters its final leg, The executive secretary for Climate Change of the UN, Simon Stiell, asked this Monday for all parties to join forces to get a “result” final for the summit.

“We don’t have a minute to lose in this crucial final stage,” Stiell told reporters, adding that negotiators still have a chance “start a new chapter, one that truly benefits people and the planet”.

The UN climate chief said that debates continue on two key elements: the countries’ ambition to mitigate the climate crisis and their willingness to support the goals for the transition in an appropriate way.

After discussing that “‘I win, you lose’ is a recipe for collective failure,” urged to lift any unnecessary tactical roadblocks, reject gradualism, preserve and respect each seat at the table, with inclusion, representation and transparency as key principles, as well as putting the result of the most ambitious goals front and center .

COP28, or the 28th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, ends on Tuesday with a new draft of the desired final agreement expected to be made public.

However, final agreements can only be approved by consensus among the nearly two hundred participating countries.

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