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    Fossil fuel exploration should cease globally by 2030 and funding to rescue poor countries from the impacts of the climate crisis should reach $200bn to $400bn a year by the same date, according to proposals in a UN report before the next climate summit. The Guardian: Countries were still "way off track" to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris climate agreement, the report found, and much more action would be needed to make it possible to limit global heating to 1.5C above preindustrial levels. The UN's synthesis report on the global stocktake, published on Wednesday, will form the basis for discussions at the Cop28 conference in Dubai, which begins at the end of November. The global stocktake is a process mandated under the Paris agreement, intended to check every five years on countries' progress on meeting their emissions-cutting goals.

    Simon Stiell, the UN's climate chief, said the report offered a range of actions for governments to consider. "[These are] clear targets which provide a north star for the action that is required by countries," he said. Greenhouse gas emissions are still rising but there is broad agreement they must peak by 2025 at the latest if there is to be a chance of limiting temperature rises to 1.5C. "This is a major opportunity being presented for the course correction that is so urgently called for," Stiell said. "[The report] lays out elements that can be incorporated into a response." But while most countries agreed on the need to change direction, he said, there was "significant divergence" on how to achieve the changes needed.


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