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Fossil Fuel Companies' Exclusion from Cop28 Proposed by Former UN Climate Chief

Christiana Figueres, the former UN climate chief instrumental in the Paris Agreement, has argued that fossil fuel companies should not participate in Cop28 if they obstruct climate action.
Her stance marks a shift from her previous support for their inclusion in climate discussions. Figueres expressed disappointment over oil and gas firms' failure to uphold climate commitments and their lobbying against climate regulations while enjoying substantial profits.
She hopes for a "miracle" where some fossil fuel companies take a leadership role in climate action. Cop28 will be hosted by the UAE, a major oil and gas producer, in Dubai, with climate advocates expressing concerns about the selection of Sultan Al Jaber, the CEO of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, as its presiding authority. Despite initial reservations, Figueres has expressed growing confidence in Al Jaber's commitment to global collaboration on climate issues. However, he still oversees a significant expansion of oil and gas production as head of Adnoc.
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  • Getrude Mweru

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    A nice step it is

    • Kevin

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      This is a great plan.

      • George Kariuki

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        This is a double edged sword. On one end it creates an environment in the meaningfulness of discussion's but also on the other side it creates a lot of tension. We have to strike a balance.

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        • winnie nguru

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          I second her. Keep fossil fuel companies out of it. Only allow organizations willing to do the right thing to attend.

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          • Elizabeth Gathigia

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            I support this, these fossil fuel companies should not attend cop28 if they are not ready to shift to clean energy, they will only give empty promises

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            • johnte ndeto

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              Conferences on climate matters should not consider such traitors

              • Rashid Kamau

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                Oil and gas companies should not have a seat at the Cop table.

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                • Grace Njeri

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                  It's so wrong for fossil fuel industry executives to get a seat at the table when it comes to negotiating climate policies.

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                  • Tabitha Kimani

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                    I support this. One can not be devising techniques on how to kill an "enemy" in their presence.

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                    • rosebellendiritu

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                      Unless they are willing to come and say they are ready to abandon fossils and/or projects for clean energy,otherwise they might only be coming to make promises that they want to pledge this and that which doesn't hold much water

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                      • Princess

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                        This could lead to more focused discussions at the conference, ultimately contributing to meaningful progress in combating climate change.

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                        • walter lungayi

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                          The topic of fossil fuel companies' participation in climate discussions is a contentious issue that has been debated for many years. Christiana Figueres' recent statement that these companies should not participate in Cop28 if they obstruct climate action marks a significant shift in her position. Her disappointment over their failure to uphold climate commitments and their lobbying against climate regulations while enjoying substantial profits is a sentiment shared by many who advocate for stronger action on climate change. This highlights the need for greater accountability and responsibility from the fossil fuel industry in addressing the urgent global challenge of climate change.

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                          • dickson mutai

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                            A bold and timely stance. It reflects growing frustration over the industry's reluctance to align with climate goals despite their significant contributions to emissions

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