Future of Fossil Fuel Industry , Takes Center Stage at , COP28 Climate Talks.
From November 30 to December 12, the United Nations will hold its annual climate summit, convening delegates from almost 200 countries in Dubai.
NBC reports that conference host and OPEC member the UAE will look to promote its vision of a low-carbon future that continues to rely on fossil fuels.
Countries remain divided over phasing out fossil fuels or scaling up technologies like carbon capture.
The summit comes as the planet is on track to break "another record for the hottest year in 2023," NBC reports.
The high-stakes climate summit also comes on the heels of reports confirming that countries' current efforts to meet climate pledges are not enough to minimize the impact of global warming.
Ahead of the conference, the International Energy Agency released a report, calling the idea of widespread carbon capture an "illusion.".
The West's energy watchdog said the fossil fuel industry needs to decide whether to help the world transition to clean energy or allow the impending climate crisis to worsen.
In response, OPEC issued a statement accusing the IEA of painting oil producers as villains.
This presents an extremely narrow framing of the challenges before us, and perhaps expediently plays down such issues as energy security, energy access and energy affordability, OPEC statement, via NBC.
NBC reports that greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of fossil fuels remain the leading cause of climate change.