Thousands of fossil fuel lobbyists attend COP meetings: NGOs

Delegates from fossil fuel industries attended UN climate talks 7,200 times in 20 years, with major oil companies like ExxonMobil and Chevron securing 267 accreditations. Concerns arise over their influence at COP28 in Dubai. Lobbyists from top polluters attended 6,581 times, sparking worries about underreporting.

China emissions could fall in 2024 on renewables jump

China’s carbon emissions predicted to drop in 2024 as renewable energy outpaces demand. Growing solar, wind, hydro, and nuclear power exceeds fossil fuel generation. However, challenges may arise from expanding coal power, causing conflicts between traditional and emerging interests.