SVE NEWS & FRANCE24.COM Sharing Series — ‘Pushes us closer to the abyss’: Former Azerbaijani oil executive to head COP29

Azerbaijan’s ecology minister and former oil executive Mukhtar Babayev was on Friday appointed to lead the United Nations’ annual climate talks in a move that has sparked concern among NGOs and environmentalists who voiced similar worries over last year’s COP28 chair Sultan Al Jaber, chief of the United Arab Emirates’


SVE NEWS & FRANCE24.COM Sharing Series — UAE pulls off modest half billion dollar ‘coup’ to aid poorer nations hit hardest by climate change

Teams of veteran negotiators fanned out Friday at the United Nations climate conference with orders to get the strongest, most ambitious agreements possible, especially on the central issue of the fading future of fossil fuels in a dangerously warming planet.The