COP28 Host UAE Has World’s Biggest Climate-Busting Oil Plans, Data Show

"State oil company’s huge expansion plans make its CEO’s role as president of UN climate summit ‘ridiculous’, say researchers".

"The state oil company of the United Arab Emirates, whose CEO will preside over imminent UN climate negotiations, has the largest net-zero-busting expansion plans of any company in the world, according to new data.

Sultan Al Jaber is the chief executive of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and president of the Cop28 summit, which begins on 30 November. The researchers behind the new data said Adnoc’s huge planned expansion of oil and gas production was a clear conflict of interest and they said his position was “ridiculous”.

At Cop28, nations will attempt to agree to cut fossil fuel use and triple renewable energy. The summit comes at the end of a year in which global temperatures have soared, intense impacts of extreme weather have wrecked lives and there have been repeated warnings that the world already has plans to exploit far more fossil fuel reserves than can safely be burned."

Damian Carrington reports for the Guardian November 15, 2023.


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Source: Guardian, 11/16/2023