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Firefighters dealing with a climate-change-caused wildfire burning in Santiago, Chile, on Dec 19. The latest climate summit finally made an explicit connection between fossil fuels and the climate crisis. — Reuters

A DEAL of sorts was done during the last few days of the global climate summit, COP28, in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

Actually, a series of deals were done, and this COP was also one where the dial was shifted on a number of important stakeholder relationships. Several actors that have been stumbling around on the periphery of climate change discussions, asking for access, were brought into the tent.

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