European demand.

The president of Azerbaijan, host country of the COP29 summit, defended the country's fossil fuel sector, arguing oil and gas will be needed for years to come due to European demand, the FT reported.

It's true Europe is hungry for Azeri gas in its efforts to diversify from Russia. In fact, Norway offers a similar discourse for its increased production. But can these arguments hold at the COP?

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Anca Gurzu

Chief Europe Correspondent