The CEO of a petroleum company is in charge of the Cop28 meeting in Dubai, which pits environmentalists against Emiratis.

The CEO of a petroleum company is in charge of the Cop28 meeting in Dubai, which pits environmentalists against Emiratis.

Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, the current CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Corporation, has been appointed by the UAE. Environmentalists are already at odds: "Horrible conflict of interest"

Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber will preside over the 28th United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change Cop28), which will take place in Dubai from November 30 to December 12, 2023.
According to the official note announcing the nomination, Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, who leads the 10-COP Emirati delegation, "including the historic Cop21 in Paris," promises a "pragmatic, realistic, and solution-oriented" approach to fighting climate change.
Harjeet Singh, CEO of the Climate Action Network, a network of over 1,800 environmental non-governmental organizations from 130 countries, speaks of a designation that "poses an outrageous conflict of interest" noting that "the continued threat of fossil fuel lobbyists at the climate talks of the United Nations Unite has consistently undermined the outcome of the climate conference, but this takes it to another dangerous and unprecedented level.
He cannot preside over a process tasked with addressing the climate crisis while directing an industry that is directly responsible for the crisis ».

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