In the corridors in the COP venue in Dubai there is much talk of where the blockages lie. It is understood a large number of countries support the strengthening of the text to include the phase out of fossil fuels, as well as the tripling of renewables and doubling of energy efficiency. Many countries suggested overnight that the lack of tangible actions in the draft cannot be the basis of the final text.

The world doesn’t have time for ‘could’. Nations returning to the negotiating tables today ‘must’ and ‘can’ deliver a strong agreed outcome from COP28 in order to secure a stable future for all of us.