REACTION: Oxfam response to the outcome of COP28

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In response to the outcome of COP28, Chiara Liguori, Oxfam GB's Senior Climate Change Policy Advisor, said:

“People on the frontline of the climate crisis have little to celebrate from this disappointing COP. The final outcome is grossly inadequate. Oil, coal and gas won again, but they had to struggle harder to do so and their era is nearing its end.

“Rich countries with historical responsibilities for the climate crisis, like the UK, needed to do much more. No money was put on the table to help developing countries transition to renewable energies. And rich countries, again reneged on their obligations to help people being hit by climate breakdown who are left facing more debt and worsening inequality.

“It was encouraging to see that the UK played a constructive role in ensuring stronger wording on the transition away from fossil fuels but it is imperative that the Government now translate this to consistent policies to achieve a full, fast, funded, and fair phase out of all fossil fuels at both internationally and at home."

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