The COP28 international climate talks in Dubai later this year will be presided over by the CEO of one of the largest oil companies in the world. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber currently serves as the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s CEO.
In addition, he serves as the United Arab Emirates minister of industry and modern technology, hosting the COP28. Campaigners argue that because there is an apparent conflict of interest, he must resign from his position as president of the oil industry.
Someone who has deep ties to the oil industry might not push nations to drastically cut their use and production of fossil fuels, which experts say is essential to preventing dangerous climate change.
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