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UAE's Sultan Al Jaber, COP28 head, calls for 7% emissions cut, swifter energy transition

The Emirates’ Industry and Advanced Technology Minister Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber talked about the importance of carbon capture and hydrogen at the CERAWeek conference.
United Arab Emirates Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber speaks during CERAWeek by S&P Global in Houston, Texas on March 6, 2023. (Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP via Getty Images)

A top official from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) called on the international community to do more to embrace renewable energy at a conference on Monday, advocating an annual cut of 7% in emissions, while eliminating all emissions of methane.

“Houston, we have a problem and failure is not an option,” said UAE Industry and Advanced Technology Minister Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, who will lead international climate talks later this year as president-designate of the COP28 climate summit.

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