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Varadkar travels to Cop28 in Dubai ahead of Ireland’s national statement

The Taoiseach said a priority at the convention was agreeing a new loss and damage fund to help countries affected by climate change access finance

Leo Varadkar has travelled to Dubai to attend Cop28, where he will deliver Ireland’s national statement on Saturday. Pictuer: PA

Leo Varadkar has travelled to Dubai to attend Cop28, where he will deliver Ireland’s national statement on Saturday.

Cop28 – or the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – runs until December 12 at Expo City Dubai.

World leaders are meeting with the aim of agreeing on targets to tackle climate change and assess the progress made on the 2015 Paris Agreement targets.

The Taoiseach is expected to hold ...