US: Managing Expectations Ahead of COP28

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  • Heading into UN climate talks, expect the US to play up billions of dollars in clean energy spending from President Joe Biden’s legislative victories, and seek to broadly raise ambitions and deliver mandated outcomes.
  • An EU-led push for accelerating the phaseout of unabated fossil fuels could be a key tension point.
  • US officials may avoid the fray, pivoting to wider methane commitments — more fertile ground for a win at a COP already rife with producer-consumer friction.

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Low-Carbon Policy, Methane Emissions, CO2 Emissions, Policy and Regulation, Elections
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