Global climate negotiations marred by revelations COP28 president planned to use his position to push oil trade deals

November 29, 2023

The man in charge of this year’s global climate negotiations planned to use his position to push fossil fuel deals with foreign government officials, according to leaked documents.

Key points: Sultan Al Jaber planned to use pre-summit diplomatic meetings to discuss oil and gas trade, documents reveal

Experts in climate diplomacy have labelled his actions a breach of the standards of conduct for his role as COP28 president

The documents were obtained through a joint investigation with the BBC and Centre for Climate Reporting and made publicly available

Sultan Al Jaber, who is running the United Nations climate summit, COP28, which starts in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this week, planned to use pre-COP diplomatic meetings including with Germany, the US, China and Italy to discuss oil and gas trade.…

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