OPEC offers its full support to the UAE COP28 Presidency

No 05/2023
Vienna, Austria
29 May 2023

OPEC affirms it unwavering support to the UAE’s inclusive approach to this year’s COP 28 meeting and to its President-Designate, His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber.

The UAE is a recognised global leader in tackling the challenges related to energy, climate change and sustainable development. Not only in words, but also in its actions with major investments into the development and deployment of renewables and technologies focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Dr. Al Jaber is a well-respected and renowned global energy leader. As Chairman of Masdar and Group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), he has guided Masdar into becoming a global leader in renewables and continues to lead ADNOC on an unprecedented decarbonisation path, with ADNOC today having some of the lowest emissions per barrel of oil produced globally.

His stellar knowledge and expertise gained from leading both groups should be viewed as a recipe for successfully enabling inclusive and fair discussions at COP28, with the UAE best suited to make it a COP of action and results.

Dr. Al Jaber’s deep understanding of the energy industry and his objectivity has been praised by global leaders, and we welcome his encouragement for a just energy transition that leaves no one behind.

OPEC believes that COP28 needs every voice at the table to achieve practical, pragmatic and realistic solutions. We wish the UAE and Dr. Al Jaber every success.