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OPEC Chief “Urges Members To Reject” Anti-Fossil Fuel Deals

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In a leaked letter, OPEC Secretary General Haitham Al Ghais urged member countries to reject any agreement reached at COP 28 that targets fossil fuels “instead of emissions.” The letter, dated December 6th, expresses concern about the draft agreement currently being negotiated, stating that it contains “undue and disproportionate pressure against fossil fuels.” The authenticity of the letter was confirmed by a high-level source from an OPEC member state with access to it.
“...proactively reject any text or formula...pressure against fossil fuels may reach a tipping point with irreversible consequences...it would be unacceptable that politically motivated campaigns put our people’s prosperity and future at risk”
The draft agreement includes various options, ranging from phasing out all fossil fuels to no language on the topic. OPEC members oppose strong language on phasing out fossil fuels. Negotiations are currently focused on the language surrounding fossil fuels, with the final agreement expected to be reached before COP 28 ends on December 12th.
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https://www.reuters.com/sustainability/climate-energy/opec-chief-urges-members-reject-any-cop28-deal-that-targets-fossil-fuels-2023-12-08/






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  • Johannes Luiga

    18 w

    The true face of the fossil fuel industry

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    • Joseph Githinji

      18 w

      This is a pure disappointment and a disgrace from a leader of such calibre. The OPEC member states must not adhere to this uninformed decisions.

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      • Lucinda Ramsay

        18 w

        Does he have a conscience? Children? Grandchildren?

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        • rosebellendiritu

          18 w

          @lucinda_ramsay it's a very high level of insensitivity

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        • Rotich Kim

          19 w

          This statement give alot of questions that our leaders need to address and face the elephant in the room we can't be taking time without getting a long lasting solutions

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          • Joseph Githinji

            18 w

            @rotich_kim true, all the measures and recommendations during the COP28 must be put to work for a smooth transition to the use of clean and renewable energy.

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          • Gorffly mokua

            19 w

            Expected nothing less from him!! Their eyes are only glued on making profits!

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            • Jengaj John

              19 w

              @gorffly_mokua true their glued in making profits with no concern about the climate

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              • Joseph Githinji

                18 w

                @gorffly_mokua people's interests must not come before profits, such leaders must fall.

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              • Munene Mugambi

                19 w

                I think this was an expected stance from a leader of oil producing countries

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                • Joseph Githinji

                  18 w

                  @munene_mugambi its time they understand that change is here and that change is inevitable.

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                • Princess

                  19 w

                  This stance may impede progress towards a more sustainable and climate-friendly global energy landscape.

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                  • Ingmar Rentzhog

                    19 w

                    I am not surprised. The oil industry must be in shock. The elephant is running around!

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                    • Patrick Kiash

                      18 w

                      @Rentzhog off late it's proving so,and I am sure they are shocked.

                    • johnte ndeto

                      19 w

                      It's so insensitive of OPEC chief to encourage fossil fuels

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                      • walter lungayi

                        19 w

                        The stance of the OPEC Chief on rejecting anti-fossil fuel deals shows a reluctance to transition towards renewable energy sources and highlights the need for continued advocacy for sustainable solutions to combat climate change.

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                        • Jane Wangui

                          19 w

                          @walter_lungayi we may face other resistances in the future too, but we must rise against all odds.

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                          • Joseph Githinji

                            18 w

                            @walter_lungayi This is so hypocritical bearing in mind that the said states are part of the change we need in our planet.

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                          • Elizabeth Gathigia

                            19 w

                            So disappointing, it's clear he doesn't care about the planet. The does not need a leader like him

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                            • rosebellendiritu

                              19 w

                              @elizbeth_gathigia they think they can just target on reducing emissions and never end fossils 🤔🤔?

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                              • Joseph Githinji

                                18 w

                                @elizbeth_gathigia true, we need change and this will start with getting out such leaders.

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                                • CHRIS NGATIA

                                  18 w

                                  @joseph_githinji change is very needed

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