The 28th Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP28) took place on November 30 - December 12 in Dubai.
As the final day of COP28 came and went, there was concern that an agreement would not be reached. But after intense negotiations on December 13, the historic agreement was announced on fossil fuels that occupied the headlines. But some have criticised that it doesn't go far enough.
During almost two weeks of negotiations, politics and the private sector shared the stage, shining a spotlight on the important role businesses have to play in the climate crisis. Get more insight into other significant agreements, our key takeaways and analysis from various panel events on the impacts on businesses, from our lawyers on the ground in Dubai.
A justice-based implementation plan for South Africa at COP28
December 4 was Finance Day at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on the 28th occasion of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Dubai, UAE.
COP28 Blog: Wrapping up – the Global Stocktake and Article 6 Negotiations
After tense and protracted negotiations which went 24 hours past the formal end time of COP28, a text on the Global Stocktake was eventually finalised by Parties.
How the circular economy can help tackle climate change
It has been said that even if existing pledges and national targets for reducing emissions are achieved, the reduction won't be sufficient enough to limit the increase in temperature to 1.5 degrees. Anything above this, scientists believe, will cause irreversible devastation.
COP28: Taking stock of progress
The first week of COP28 saw some key outcomes, in particular financial commitments to the Loss and Damage Fund, and an emerging consensus around a pledge to triple renewable energy and increase energy efficiency.
Just Transition discussions at COP28: Are we on the right path?
The New Development Bank (NDB), the multilateral development bank established by Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa (BRICS) to finance infrastructure and sustainable development projects, hosted a very interesting side event at COP28 on Day 6.
Earth, Wind and Solar: Conversations on renewable energy and infrastructure in emerging markets
Earth, Wind and Solar features conversations on renewable energy and infrastructure in emerging markets.
Currents features in-depth discussions on the latest developments in project finance.
Energy transition: Transforming change into opportunity
While global demand for energy continues to rise, increasing pressure to support the decarbonisation of the industry has spearheaded radical change.
Financial services regulation and ESG: Regulation Around the World
In our latest edition of Regulation Around the World, our financial services lawyers and risk consulting team from the United Kingdom, Singapore, the Netherlands and the UAE discuss the latest financial services regulatory developments concerning ESG.
Greek office advises on shipping’s largest-ever commercial debt $2.8bn financing
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Citibank N.A and BNP Paribas as global co-ordinators, initial mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners on a $2.8bn sustainability- and gender diversity-linked facility to GasLog Ltd.
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