Guyana wants restructured approach to COP

President Irfaan Ali seeks changes at COP 28 in Dubai, proposing structural adjustments to address unresolved climate issues like commitments, loss and damage, mitigation, adaptation, food systems, and finance.

Ahead of the next largest climate conference, COP 28, slated for November to December in Dubai, President Irfaan Ali says his country wants to see some changes to how things are done at this conference.

He told a small audience at the Atlantic Council, an American think tank in the field of international affairs, that changes to the structure of the meetings could bring about some positive changes.

Dr. Ali says there are so many unresolved issues facing the world, especially as it relates to commitments to climate change: loss and damage, mitigation, adaptation, food systems, and climate finance, which necessitate this change.

This story was published by Caribbean News Service with the support of the Caribbean Climate Justice Journalism Fellowship, which is a joint venture between Climate Tracker and Open Society Foundations.


Samuel Sukhnandan

Samuel Sukhnandan

Samuel is a Guyanese journalist, news anchor, and editor, who has worked in broadcast, print, and online journalism for over a decade. During this time, he has covered several important beats including politics, economics/finance, parliamentary affairs, and energy, among others. Samuel also had stints working in two other Caribbean countries, namely St. Lucia and the British Virgin Islands. He is a Thomson Reuters Foundation alum, and currently a student in creative writing at IGNOU.

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