EU Commissioner for Climate Action Wopke Hoekstra has told COP28 - the UN climate change summit taking place in Dubai - that the European Union wants the outcome of the negotiations to mark the beginning of the end of fossil fuels, APA-Economics reports citing RTE.
He said this is what the science wants and it is what our children deserve.
An updated outline document for agreement has been presented to delegates by the COP28 Presidency.
However, key decisions about phasing out fossil fuels and how to massively increase climate finance are still a long way off.
Emissions much peak by 2025 and then fall by 43% globally by 2030.
Mr Hoekstra said this COP needs to be the beginning of the end of fossil fuels because that is what the science says and our kids deserve.