The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host the UN‘s COP28 climate conference in November 2023. One of its senior politicians, sultan Al Jaber, is set to head up the event. However, he said on 3 May that fossil fuels would continue to answer the demand for energy for the “foreseeable future”.

COP28 headed up by oil exec

At the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, a meeting of climate diplomats in Berlin, Al Jaber said:

“We know that fossil fuels will continue to play a role in the foreseeable future in helping meet global energy requirements

Our aim should be focused on ensuring that we phase out emissions from all sectors whether it’s oil and gas or high-emitting industries.

As well as heading COP28, Al Jaber is head of the UAE’s national oil company Adnoc.

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