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At COP28, countries from across the world gathered to agree further action on climate change. COP28 was an opportunity for the world to take stock of its progress on the Paris Agreement, and ideally make meaningful progress on the fight against climate emergency, with the seriousness and urgency required.

The Clean Energy Council was on the ground in Dubai, with Chief Executive, Kane Thornton, and Policy Director for Decarbonisation, Anna Freeman, meeting with global leaders and decision makers, representing Australia’s clean energy superpower ambitions. Catch up on their coverage of the event below.

We hosted a post-COP webinar for members on Thursday 14 December with Australian Industry Group’s Tennant Reed, and Fortescue’s Chief Climate Scientist, Shanta Barley, to share analysis and reflections on the implications of this year’s summit. Clean Energy Council members can log in to watch the webinar recording:

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The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC, more commonly referred to as COP28, was the 28th United Nations Climate Change conference, held from 30 November until 12 December 2023, at the Expo City, Dubai.  The conference has been held annually since the first UN climate agreement in 1992.

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Negotiations at COP28 enter final hours

Final text expected to reflect commitment to tripling of renewable energy capacity and doubling of energy efficiency

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'It’s time to get cracking and make it happen"

CEO Kane Thornton talks the future of clean energy with ABC Radio

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'I'm going home with a sense of urgency'

Anna Freeman shares her COP28 insights with ARENA

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Energy Day at COP28 Australia

CEC's Anna Freeman chairs COP28 panel discussing 'Australia as a renewable energy superpower'

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Day 7 at COP28

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Reducing shipping industry's carbon footprint

CEC member, Fortescue, show us the Green Pioneer, the world’s first and only green ammonia-powered ship

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CEC hosts offshore wind event at COP28

A panel of wind experts from around the world discussed the crucial foundations for offshore wind success

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'The role of long-duration energy storage [is] crucial'

Chief Executive Kane Thornton at a COP28 roundtable

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COP28 is under way

Updates from Kane Thornton and Anna Freeman, in attendance at COP28

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The CEC's Arron Wood AM and other experts weigh in on the year ahead

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