COP28 takeaways

January 26, 2024
By Penn Today

Perry World House Fellows and Advisors Lolita Jackson, Stephen Hammer, and Wolfgang Blau offered their insights from the conference in a discussion last week, moderated by Perry World House Interim Director Michael Weisberg.

More than two dozen delegates from Penn were in Dubai late last year to attend and share their expertise at the annual United Nations Climate Conference (COP28), where key strides were made in addressing the climate crisis.

Among those major steps was a landmark agreement to transition away from fossil fuels, a first-ever summit for leaders of major cities, and a day of discussions on the nexus between climate and health. 

While the conference, held Nov. 30 to Dec. 13, marked critical moves forward, were they enough to keep global warming below 2°C and avoid the worst impacts of climate change, as called for by the Paris Agreement?

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