Dubai, Dec. 9, 2023 – The following statement was issued today by Daneil Zarin, Executive Director of Forests and Climate Change at the Wildlife Conservation Society:

“With just a few days left in the negotiations, here is what we need ministers to do at COP28 in Dubai.:

  • Use the Global Stocktake to align all countries with 1.5C targets
  • Commit their own countries to implement their "Nationally Determined Contributions" (NDCs) with 1.5C targets no later than 2025
  • Commit to cut global emissions by 43% before 2030
  • Immediately deploy at least US $100 billion/year for loss and damage
  • Protect rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities and ensure direct finance for them
  • Align biodiversity and climate policies and targets

“Are we hopeful that Ministers will deliver? Signals remain mixed. Stay tuned.”

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