Awkward was a term many used to describe the recent 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, which was held in Bonn, Germany, during mid-November. The purpose of COP23 was to discuss rules on how countries report greenhouse gas emissions and transparency. A new U.S. administration was present and it was ruffling a lot of feathers. The U.S. negotiators said they would engage other countries on energy and climate change and they did. They hosted a panel on the clean and efficient use of fossil fuels, saying that it’s undeniable that fossil fuels will be used for the foreseeable future.
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