Center for Biological Diversity

Media Advisory, November 29, 2023


Nyshie Perkinson, +1 (718) 928-5148,

Press Conference Thursday at COP28 Highlights Need to Phase Out Fossil Fuels

DUBAI— Climate advocates will hold a press conference Thursday focusing on the urgent need for a fossil fuel phaseout as the COP28 summit gets underway in Dubai.

This year’s summit takes place during what’s almost certainly the hottest year on record, amid unprecedented public momentum to end the fossil fuel era. Oil, gas and coal are center stage at this summit, amid controversy over its being hosted for the first time by the head of a fossil fuel company.

What: Climate advocates hold a press conference on the urgent need for a fossil fuel phaseout as the U.N. COP28 climate summit gets underway.

When: 4:30 to 5 p.m. Dubai time, Thursday, Nov. 30

Where: Press conference room 2, zone B6—building 77

Who: Jean Su, energy justice director, Center for Biological Diversity, board co-chair Climate Action Network International

Jax Bongon, IBON International, member of Kick Big Polluters Out

Thuli Makama, Africa campaign director, Oil Change International

Shady Khalil, campaigns lead, Greenpeace Middle East North Africa region

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.7 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

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