Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber, the head of the United Arab Emirates’ national oil company was named as president of this year’s COP28 climate talks. Photo: AFP/File
Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber, the head of the United Arab Emirates’ national oil company was named as president of this year’s COP28 climate talks. Photo: AFP/File

‘Outrageous conflict of interest’: UAE faces backlash as it names oil chief to head COP28 climate talks

  • Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber, the head of the UAE’s national oil company was named president of this year’s COP28 climate talks, prompting fierce criticism
  • Activists were quick to criticise his appointment, with one climate advocate calling it an ‘outrageous conflict of interest’

Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber, the head of the United Arab Emirates’ national oil company was named as president of this year’s COP28 climate talks. Photo: AFP/File
Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber, the head of the United Arab Emirates’ national oil company was named as president of this year’s COP28 climate talks. Photo: AFP/File
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