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The COP28 was the 28th annual United Nations climate meeting held in Dubai

Published on December 13, 2023
Current Context: The COP28 (Conference of the Parties) was the 28th annual United Nations (UN) climate meeting, where governments discussed limiting and preparing for future climate change.
The COP28 was the 28th annual United Nations climate meeting held in Dubai
  • Here are some key details about the summit:
    • The summit took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 30 November to 12 December 2023.
    • The COP28 (Conference of the Parties) was organized by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
    • The COP28 closed with an agreement that signals the “beginning of the end” of the fossil fuel era by laying the ground for a swift, just, and equitable transition, underpinned by deep emissions cuts and scaled-up finance. 
    • The final agreement envisaged a tripling of the world’s renewable energy capacity by 2030, a target endorsed by 116 parties at COP28.
    • A decision was made on the world’s first ‘global stocktake’ to ratchet up climate action before the end of the decade – aiming to keep the global temperature limit of 1.5°C within reach.
    •  A “loss and damage” fund was created to support the most vulnerable countries in the face of climate-related disasters.

Question:

Q.1 What was the main aim of the COP28 summit?
a. To promote tourism
b. To assess global efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C
c. To discuss global economic issues
d. To discuss global health issues

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