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Appointment of Sultan Al Jaber as the president-delegate of COP28

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Source: DTE

Dozens of US Congress and European Parliament members are urging for the removal of oil executive Sultan Al Jaber as the president-delegate of COP28, the United Nations climate summit. Al Jaber, who heads the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), is overseeing significant oil and gas expansion plans that conflict with net-zero goals.


Ethical Issues: Conflict of Interest; Lack of Credibility; Greenwashing Concerns (misleadingly presenting an environmentally harmful activity as environmentally friendly);  Inadequate Representation; Lack of Accountability; and Erosion of public trust in the COP process and international efforts to combat climate change.


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