An oil executive has been named as COP28 president. This is outrageous. Please add your voice and demand world governments finally Kick Big Polluters Out!
On January 11, news broke that Sultan Al Jaber, the chief executive of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), would be overseeing the upcoming round of global climate negotiations as president of COP28, hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This news was applauded by the United States, the European Union, and even the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Let us be clear- this is no cause for celebration and is a threat to the legitimacy and efficacy of COP28. If we have any hope of addressing the climate crisis, every COP must be free from the polluting influence of the fossil fuel industry.