World leaders have reached a new agreement to tackle climate change at a big UN meeting in Dubai.

The summit followed a year of extreme weather events in which many climate records were broken.

What was COP28 and where was it?

COP28 was the 28th annual United Nations (UN) climate meeting, where governments discuss how to limit and prepare for future climate change.

The summit took place in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It was scheduled to last from 30 November to 12 December 2023, but overran by a day.

What does COP stand for?

COP stands for “Conference of the Parties”, where the “parties” are the countries that signed up to the original UN climate agreement in 1992.

Why was holding COP28 in Dubai controversial?

The UAE is one of the world’s top 10 oil-producing nations.

It appointed Sultan al-Jaber, chief executive of the state-owned oil company, as COP28 president.

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