Ribera accuses OPEC of making the COP28 agreement difficult: “It is disgusting”

The third vice president and minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, has accused the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) of hindering the final agreement of the UN Climate Summit (COP28) being held in Dubai, and has described his position as “disgusting.”

“It is disgusting that OPEC countries They are putting pressure on themselves to not get to where they have to go.“Ribera said in statements at COP28 in relation to the position of OPEC, which has expressed its rejection of any agreement aimed at reducing fossil fuels.

“We are not talking about getting rid of fossil fuels tomorrow but, unless we create the conditions to reduce them, we will continue to waste trillions of money on things that damage our climate, harm sustainable development and, of course, are quite unfair,” he explained. the minister.

The third vice president has stated that “the text that came out this Friday in the COP28 “it’s very vague” and most of the things in it have already been supported.

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We need to be more explicit, reduce the presence of fossil fuels and be able to do without them“said Ribera, who added that “our battle today is to set dates, percentages and start with coal.”

“There will be strong opposition, it is obvious, but it is worth fighting, it is worth making it clear that it is very difficult to create conditions for massive investment in that transformation and at the pace we need if we still continue to speak vaguely,” he concluded.