COP28: world policy-makers are working hard against climate change in Dubaï.

COP28 or the Dubaï 2023 Conference on climate change is an international UN conference which will last for two weeks this year and take place in Dubaï, Arab United Emirates as of November 30.

The objective is to limit the world average temperature rise, but also to mitigate environmental impacts of gas emissions. The present COP takes place at a time when world policy-makers' ambition to keep global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius is fading away. This great ecological meeting, which is the 28th Conference of the Parties, will bring together representatives fo countries, signatories to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, signed on May 9, 1996 in New York, in the United States.

For the secretary-general of the United Nations, António Guterres, "The challenge is to fight against climate change".

In contrast to previous years, the ambition of the organizers this year is simple and clear "to make this COP a historic moment, and above all an opportunity to address the debate around fossil fuel management". A threat to the environment that increases considerably annual global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Towards crucial solutions against global warming?

Anyway, it should be precised that while organizers announce that this COP is the most significant one since the Paris COP, the choice of the United Arab Emirates, one of the biggest oil producers in the world really raises the concern of environmentalists. What is more, it is hard for environementalists to see any logic in the fact that Sultan Al-Jaber, one of the oil industry big bosses, has been appointed to preside over this major ecological meeting on climate.

On the other hand, the will to reach the limit of global warming set by the Paris COP below 2°C also continues to fuel public debate at a time when a report points to the failure of several nations to meet their comitments made in the Paris COP 21 agreement in 2015.

In addition, the United Nations said some time ago, that the year 2023 would be the warmest ever registered. Hence, it is time more than ever to make key decisions for the sruvival of humanity.

To succeed, it is important to closely monitor these negotiations, which are ongoing in Dubai and to ensure that they are respected, according to many observers.