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Climate: "I wouldn't be surprised if fossil fuels were in the final text of the COP", says IPCC chair

2023-12-08T15:47:02.696Z

Highlights: Climate: "I wouldn't be surprised if fossil fuels were in the final text of the COP", says IPCC chair. Scotland's Jim Skea has taken the helm of the IPCC - the largest panel of climate experts, mandated by the UN. Currently in Dubai, he is the guarantor of scientific discourse at COP28. Do you think that the Paris Agreement to limit global warming is working? Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter @CNNOpinion. Back to the page you came from.


INTERVIEW - Jim Skea, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), reminds us that it is still possible to respect the Paris Agreement to limit global warming.


Scotland's Jim Skea has taken the helm of the IPCC - the largest panel of climate experts, mandated by the UN - in a decisive decade in the fight against global warming. Currently in Dubai, he is the guarantor of scientific discourse at COP28.

LE FIGARO. - On Monday, you were at the side of the COP28 president at a press briefing where he had to reaffirm his commitment to science, after having sparked controversy by saying that "no scientific study says that the exit from fossil fuels will allow us to reach 1.5°C" of warming. Was this a major adjustment?

Jim SKEA. - I was invited to participate in this press conference because it focused on the role of science. On behalf of the IPCC, I gladly accepted because it was obvious that what the science was saying about this might not have been clear to everyone. We have therefore had the opportunity to reiterate this frankly and precisely.

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