U.S. Signs Deal to Transition Away from Fossil Fuels 

The agreement was negotiated in the extended COP28 UN climate summit. 

The Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry credited the “spirit of cooperation” that brought people together during an extension of the COP28 summit in Dubai to craft an agreement that calls for the global “transitioning away from fossil fuels.” 

The use of fossil fuels was a contentious topic during the conference, as representatives from certain nations wanted the language to go further, with a complete “phaseout” detailed. 

Representatives from the United States and nearly 200 other nations signed onto the pledge. The agreement transition away from fossil fuels in coming years is to be done in a “just, orderly and equitable manner,” with the goal of ending carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere by 2050, and installations of green energy by 2030. 

The United States also pledged hundreds of millions of dollars at the conference to go toward a “climate reparations” fund. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and special climate envoy to consider the economic impact of aggressive climate policies.
  • For U.S. officials and decision-makers to be discerning regarding the pledges, engagements, and agreements they take on for the nation.

Sources: Reuters, NY Times


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