France seeks stronger EU stance on phasing out fossil fuels
The European Union should publicly set out dates by which planet-warming fossil fuels use should be phased out, to strengthen its push for a global deal
on a phase-out at the upcoming COP28 UN climate summit, France has said.
Diplomats from the EU's 27 member-states are drafting their negotiating stance for COP28. At the summit, which starts in November in Dubai, nearly 200 countries will try to strengthen efforts to curb climate change.
"The EU should adopt a much stronger and clearer narrative on the exit from fossil fuel demand, with a quantified trajectory and an exit date for each fossil energy, based on science," said France, in a document shared with other EU countries and seen by Reuters.