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High interest rates threaten to bury one of COP28's brightest hopes

Climate projects around the world are sinking because of high borrowing costs driven by interest rates — jeopardizing a major plank of the international effort to prevent the most catastrophic damage from warming temperatures.

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How can buildings beat the heat in a desert city? Blend ancient and modern

More architects in the United Arab Emirates, the host of this year’s U.N. climate summit, are moving past glass skyscrapers and focusing on sustainability.
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COP28: Record number of fossil fuel delegates at climate talks

Over 2,400 participants are linked to coal, oil and gas, four times more than attended last year's gathering.
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Open secret at climate talks: The top temperature goal is mostly gone

Researchers injected a sobering finding into global climate negotiations Sunday by saying the world will likely fail its most important warming test.

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Disinformation is big challenge as COP28 opens in Dubai

As the world’s leaders gather this week at a major summit to discuss ways to address the effects of global warming, one of the greatest obstacles they face is disinformation.

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Documents show plan for leader of COP28 climate talks to promote fossil fuels

Behind the scenes, the Emirates has sought to use its position as host to pursue a contradictory goal: to lobby on oil and gas deals around the world, according to an internal document made public by a whistle-blower.

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Cop28 host UAE planned to promote oil deals during climate talks

The host of the UN Cop28 summit, the United Arab Emirates, planned to use climate meetings with other countries to promote deals for its national oil and gas companies, according to leaked documents.

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