– Ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas could complicate upcoming climate talks in the United Arab Emirates.
– The conflict may strain relations between nations with fragile alliances and create a race to secure energy resources instead of reducing carbon emissions.
– Geopolitical tensions could hinder climate negotiations and discussions on reducing fossil fuel production and use.
– Rising oil and gas prices due to conflict may affect climate action and delay the transition away from fossil fuels.
– The U.S. faces the challenge of deciding whether to tighten sanctions on Iran, which may affect global oil supplies.
– The UAE remains focused on addressing climate change, even as the conflict unfolds, with the COP 28 climate talks scheduled for late November.
– The UAE may compartmentalize the conflict and climate talks, focusing on climate adaptation and vulnerable populations’ responses to rising temperatures.
– The extent of the U.S.’s involvement in the conflict could impact its ability to garner support for climate action.
– Humanitarian aid needs may compete with climate assistance, as countries struggle to meet previous promises on climate finance.
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