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Vanessa Nakate, of Uganda, center, takes part in a protest against fossil fuels at the COP28 U.N. Climate Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 5, 2023.

Phasing Out Fossil Fuels at COP28

After one week of climate change negotiations at COP28 in Dubai, there is still no agreement on the most consequential issue on this year’s agenda: the human rights imperative to phase out fossil fuels.