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COP28 President denies allegations linking UAE to fossil fuel deals ahead of grand summit

The president of the COP28 climate summit in Dubai has denied that his country is using the meeting to make oil and gas deals. The BBC reported on Monday that leaked briefing documents revealed plans by the United Arab Emirates to discuss fossil fuel deals with 15 nations. COP28 President Sultan al-Jaber said at a news conference that the report aimed to undermine his COP28 presidency. "These allegations are false, not true, incorrect and not accurate," he said. As well as being COP28 president, Mr Jaber is also CEO of the UAE's giant state oil company, Adnoc, and of the state renewables business, Masdar. The documents - obtained by independent journalists at the Centre for Climate Reporting working alongside the BBC - were prepared by the UAE's COP28 team for meetings with at least 27 foreign governments ahead of the COP28 summit, which starts on 30 November. They included proposed "talking points", such as one for China which says Adnoc is "willing to jointly evaluate international LNG [liquefied natural gas] opportunities" in Mozambique, Canada and Australia. The documents suggest telling a Colombian minister that Adnoc "stands ready" to support Colombia to develop its fossil fuel resources. There are talking points for 13 other countries, including Germany and Egypt, which suggest telling them Adnoc wants to work with their governments to develop fossil fuel projects. "I promise you, never ever did I see these talking points that they refer to or that I ever even used such talking points in my discussions," Mr Jaber told the news conference, which BBC News was not invited to. https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-67567832?xtor=AL-72-%5Bpartner%5D-%5Bbbc.news.twitter%5D-%5Bheadline%5D-%5Bnews%5D-%5Bbizdev%5D-%5Bisapi%5D&at_format=link&at_medium=social&at_campaign=Social_Flow&at_link_origin=BBCWorld&at_link_id=97C281B2-8EC5-11EE-A5AB-7EEBE03B214A&at_campaign_type=owned&at_link_type=web_link&at_bbc_team=editorial&at_ptr_name=twitter

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    • George Kariuki

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      Transparency and accountability are crucial in ensuring the integrity of climate summits, and any perceived deviation from the climate goals could impact the credibility of the COP28 proceedings.

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      • Abraham Jok Atem

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        It is my sincere hope and believe that he put this words into action. Action speak louder than words

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        • Gorffly mokua

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          He should keep and honor this words! Otherwise we will be watching!

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          • Joseph Githinji

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            @gorffly_mokua true, failure to which we will call him out.

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          • winnie nguru

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            Its good to see him stand up for himself and the truth

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            • rosebellendiritu

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              @winnie_nguru also his actions and deals should go hand in hand

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              • Gorffly mokua

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                @winnie_nguru But I doubt if he really means it!

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              • rosebellendiritu

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                He might try to prove about his integrity but there is more he can do right

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                • Princess

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                  It's encouraging to see sultan addressing and denying allegations transparently, fostering trust in the process as they work towards meaningful solutions at COP28.

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                  • Joseph Githinji

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                    @princess_nel_268 this is a timely message,hope everything will be true to his words.

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                    • zelda ninga

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                      @princess_nel_268 to me this is like a funny joke.

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                      • Gorffly mokua

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                        @princess_nel_268 But he should not let his action speak contrary!

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                      • Peter Kamau

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                        Great seeing the COP28 president deny these damning allegations against him in the face of such an important summit that he is the in fact the host. He should move fast and exonerate himself completely to clear his name beyond reasonable doubt as the conference kickstarts tomorrow.

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                        • Princess

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                          @peter_kamau Clear communication is key in navigating challenges, and it will be interesting to see how this unfolds as the summit progresses.

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                          • Joseph Githinji

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                            @peter_kamau I agree, integrity is critical is vital on this process of making things right for our planet. COP28 should stand for a voice of reason and truth not the other way around.

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                            • rosebellendiritu

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                              @peter_kamau true but he should not forget that he is also the president of a leading oil company!🥺🥺

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                              • Jane Wangui

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                                @peter_kamau the Cop 28 talks will sure yield fruits in the long run.

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