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The outcome – COP28 daily

The outcome of the first global stocktake was approved today at COP28, calling on Parties to contribute to certain global efforts, as reported by Hungary's Ambassador at Large for Climate Barbara Botos.

Christmas wishes – COP28 daily

The new negotiating text on the first-ever Global Stocktake of the Paris Agreement was released on Monday evening at COP28, reports Hungary's Ambassador at Large for Climate Barbara Botos. However, any text should reflect a compromise that accommodates the concerns of a large group of developing countries.

Science is science – COP28 daily

The evidence is clear, the time for action is now, writes Hungary's Ambassador at Large for Climate Barbara Botos from COP28, reporting on the Global Stocktake draft which just came out and the revised edition of the Global Goal on Adaptation text.

War and peace – COP28 daily

A new conflict zone was opened at COP28 when the Secretary General of OPEC instructed the group's members to reject any agreement impacting the ongoing production and sale of oil, gas and coal, writes Hungary's Ambassador at Large for Climate Barbara Botos. But, there is also a chance that this COP could become a peace COP.

The bloodstream of life: water for climate – COP28 daily

At COP28 the Water Climate Leaders were signing a declaration on water for climate solutions: a call for action about challenging countries to work together to achieve alignment of water and climate policies, as reported by Hungary's Ambassador at Large for Climate Barbara Botos.

Battle lines – COP28 daily

There are still 5 working days to reach a consensus at COP28 on the appropriate course of action in response to the escalating threats faced by the world. However, as reported by Hungary's Ambassador at Large for Climate Barbara Botos, conflicts of interest persist.

Youth spirit – COP28 daily

Day 6 of COP28 was dedicated to energy and industry and just transition and, as reported by Hungary's Ambassador at Large for Climate Barbara Botos, all these issues must be seen through the lens of younger generations as youth spirit is also present at COP28.

The genre of gender at climate talks – COP28 daily

Day five of COP28 was about gender equality. Hungary's Ambassador at Large for Climate Barbara Botos highlights how it is imperative for everyone to adopt a gender perspective, by putting on special gender lenses.

Sun(ny)day with health in the centre of discussions – COP28 daily

Sunday is officially the day of health/relief, recovery and peace at COP28. Ambassador at Large for Climate Barbara Botos highlights that Central Europe and Hungary are disproportionately affected by climate change.

Timely message of Pope Francis – COP28 daily

"Let this COP be a turning point: let it demonstrate a clear and tangible political will, leading to an acceleration of the ecological transition. Hungary's Ambassador at Large for Climate Barbara Botos shares with us the "timely" words sent by the Vatican at COP28.

When the floor is yours – COP28 daily

At the high-level opening of the Global Climate Action Summit of COP28, leaders of all countries took the floor to emphasise how they implement and transform key climate-related decisions into concrete actions. Barbara Botos, Hungary's Ambassador at Large for Climate shares with us insights on CEE leaders.

High hopes with a strong start – COP28 daily

Barbara Botos, Ambassador at Large for Climate at the Hungarian Ministry of Energy shares with us the first impressions from COP28, where high hopes were immediately met on the first day. After such a good start, will we be able to achieve a balanced package in the end?

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