COP28 climate conference needs to build credibility

As the crucial talks begin, actions, not words, are what is needed to arrest the march towards a climate catastrophe.

This is it. These are the most consequential climate talks that have ever been held. But you’ve heard that before, haven’t you? Last year, perhaps even the year before that too.

Each year, politicians, financiers, diplomats, climate activists, business executives and journalists convene to discuss the future of our planet. The Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, commonly called COP, is the biggest forum to talk about policies that can help curb rising global temperatures and environmental destruction.

Thursday marks the beginning of the 28th edition of these talks in the oil-rich nation …


Azman Usmani

Azman writes on climate change, ESG, and how a warming world impacts businesses and people alike. Prior to The Morning Context, he led climate coverage at BloombergQuint, where he started his career as a desk writer.