Countries to promise clean energy boost at COP28 to push out fossil fuels
Governments lined up a slew of energy announcements on Saturday at the U.N. climate summit in Dubai, where countries are under pressure to come up with plans to halt the non-stop rise in planet-warming emissions.
A pledge to triple the world's renewable energy capacity by 2030 is poised to win support from more than 110 countries on Saturday, with some pushing for the final agreement from the COP28 summit to include it as a global goal.
The European Union, United States and COP28 host the United Arab Emirates have been rallying support for the pledge, with the idea that boosting renewable capacity will help countries move away from polluting fossil fuels.
"More than 110 countries have joined" the pledge already, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told the COP28 summit on Thursday. "I call now on all of us to include these targets in the final COP decision."