Focus on Rights in Pre-COP29 Climate Talks

Governments attending UN climate talks in Bonn from June 3 to June 13, 2024, should push for rights-respecting and ambitious climate action, Human Rights Watch said today. The Bonn Climate Change conference will lay the…
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Countries draw battle lines for talks on new climate finance goal

By Matteo Civillini 02/20/24
Governments are drawing their battle lines over what a new global climate finance goal should look like as talks face time pressure for a decision to be made at Cop29. With fewer than nine months…
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Azerbaijan appoints no women to 28-member Cop29 climate committee

By Damian Carrington 01/15/24
The organising committee for the Cop29 global climate change summit in Azerbaijan in December comprises 28 men and no women, the president of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, has announced.
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Tackling Climate Change in the Birthplace of Oil

By Manuela Andreoni 01/11/24
For the second year in a row, the United Nations climate summit known as COP will take place in a petrostate.
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Meet the new Cop boss

By Joe Lo 01/04/24
Welcome to the new year. So far, it looks a lot like the old year. The oil-reliant government hosting the next Cop has just appointed someone with strong links to the oil industry to oversee…
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Azerbaijan appoint state oil company veteran as Cop29 president

By Joe Lo 01/04/24
While Babayev will chair the talks, Azerbaijan’s deputy foreign minister Yalchin Rafiyev will be his lead negotiator, according to the Cop28 presidency.
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Baku Confirmed as COP29 Host After Russia Backs Bid

By Jess Shankleman, Will Kennedy and John Ainger 12/09/23
Azerbaijan will host next year’s global climate talks, breaking a months long stalemate caused by the war in Ukraine. Former Soviet bloc countries reached unanimous agreement for the capital city of Baku to host COP29,…
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