COP28 draft text a “scandal that has failed us all”

Published: 11th December 2023

In response to the Global Stocktake draft text released tonight, Nafkote Dabi, Oxfam International’s Climate Change Policy Lead, said:

“If this current text is adopted, COP28 will be a scandal that has failed us all. It is unimaginably bad. Instead of committing to phase out all fossil fuels, it only talks about a phase down of coal – and ignores oil and gas altogether. Any language on actually paying for the transition toward renewables for low-income countries is missing too. Right now, people are dying because of catastrophic climate breakdown in the Horn of Africa and around the world. This current proposal from COP28 does nowhere near enough to prevent massive loss of life. In the coming hours, all countries must categorically refuse this fatally flawed document, and demand a text that reflects the true will of the people."

Contact information

Karelia Pallan in Dubai, UAE | | +1 202 329 8283 
Roslyn Boatman in Tunis, Tunisia | | +216 29076086 
Sophie Bowell in Oxford, UK | | +44 (0) 7810 814980 
Annie Thériault in Lima, Peru | | +51 936 307 990 

For updates, please follow @NewsFromOxfam and @Oxfam