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COP28 host UAE, EU and US call for agreement to triple renewables by 2030

Barbados, Chile, Kenya, Micronesia, the International Energy Agency and the International Renewable Energy Agency also support the move.
Sultan Al Jaber, COP28 president, speaks at the Plaza Hotel, New York City, Sept. 19, 2023.

The United Arab Emirates, the host for COP28, along with the European Union, the United States and others are rallying governments to agree to a global deal to triple renewable energy this decade at the upcoming UN climate summit in Dubai at the end of this month.

The EU, UAE, and the US have drafted a letter to send to governments urging them to agree to triple the world’s renewable energy capacity to 11,000 gigawatts by 2030 — what they say is the most important act to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius below preindustrial levels and avoid a climate catastrophe, Reuters reported. The countries are working to get others to join the agreement before the climate summit, according to the newswire. 

COP28 will take place in Expo City Dubai from November 30 to December 12, with political leaders representing at least 190 countries expected to attend.

"We have the solutions at hand and we have already made huge strides in expanding the global renewable energy capacity and becoming more energy efficient," the letter, seen by Reuters, read.

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