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COP-28 head Sultan Al Jaber: UAE ‘running toward’ energy transition

As the climate summit president continues to face criticism for his role as head of the UAE's state oil producer, Sultan Al Jaber argued that his position will serve more as an asset than an obstacle to energy transition. 
UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber speaks during the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibion and Conference at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 13, 2017.

The president-designate of the COP28 climate summit, Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, spoke Tuesday about the direction of the United Arab Emirates’ plan ahead of the November event. 

During his speech on the third day of the World Government Summit in Dubai, Jaber — who also serves as the UAE's special envoy for climate change — said he will lay out a road map for COP28 that is “inclusive [and] results-oriented,” which he promised is “far from being business as usual."

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