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December 3, 2023

Responding to Sultan Al Jaber’s claim that there is no scientific evidence that a phase-out of fossil fuels is needed to restrict global heating to 1.5C, Teresa Anderson, ActionAid International’s Global Climate Justice Lead, said: 

“Sultan Jaber’s comments are completely divorced from the reality of hundreds of millions of people on the frontline of climate catastrophe. Communities whose lives are already being destroyed by floods, droughts, and cyclones have a different view on whether a fossil-fuelled future represents progress or poverty. With climate disasters worsening with each year, his comments fly in the face of all science and offer up another lifeline for climate-wrecking fossil fuel industries. We urge him to show leadership and commit to a phase-out agenda – not one that will wreak further harm and plunge the planet further on the brink of climate meltdown.” 


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