Welcome to ITN Business Extra’s exclusive podcast episode, ‘COP28 Reflections’.

The conclusion of the 28th Conference of the Parties in Dubai marked a pivotal moment as over 100,000 attendees from 190 nations gathered to address climate change. This annual meeting evaluates global progress and sets the agenda for future action. Amidst scepticism about past unmet commitments, these conferences wield immense influence, serving as a platform for global collaboration while sparking debates about vested interests versus hope for collective action.

The recent landmark agreement committing nations to transition away from fossil fuels by 2050 raises questions about the urgency of these words and intertwines with discussions on finance transformation, agricultural commitments, and ongoing deliberations on carbon trading.

Join host, Mary-Ann Ochota with guests Dr. Nina Seega, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and Mark Sommerfeld, Deputy Director of Policy at the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology, to explore the implications of COP decisions, their significance for business leaders, and the critical path ahead.

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