COP28 draft text a “scandal that has failed us all”

Climate Change, Media Releases article written on the 12 Dec 2023

In response to the Global Stocktake draft text released overnight, Nafkote Dabi, Oxfam International’s
Climate Change Policy Lead, said:

“If this current text is adopted, COP28 will be a scandal that has failed us all. It is unimaginably bad.
Instead of committing to phase out all fossil fuels, it only talks about a phase down of coal – and ignores
oil and gas altogether. Any language on actually paying for the transition toward renewables for low-
income countries is missing too. Right now, people are dying because of catastrophic climate breakdown
in the Horn of Africa and around the world. This current proposal from COP28 does nowhere near enough
to prevent massive loss of life. In the coming hours, all countries must categorically refuse this fatally
flawed document, and demand a text that reflects the true will of the people.”