Cop28: China ‘would like to see agreement to substitute renewables for fossil fuels’

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But country’s climate envoy, Xie Zhenhua, would not say whether it would support phase-out wording in climate deal

China would like to see nations agree to substitute renewable energy for fossil fuels, the country’s chief climate official has said, as nations wrangled over the weekend on the wording of a deal on the climate crisis.

Xie Zhenhua, China’s climate envoy, would not be explicit on whether China supported or opposed a phase-out of fossil fuels, which more than 100 governments are pushing for at crucial climate talks, the Cop28 UN summit.

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