The UAE has appointed 31 people to the advisory board for the upcoming COP28 climate summit. The group represents a mix of former executives of oil companies, climate campaigners, energy experts, and corporate leaders such as BlackRock’s CEO Larry Fink and Siemens’s supervisory board chairman Joe Kaeser.
Two Indians sit on the board, embodying the polar opposites of the struggle against climate change. One of the advisors is Sunita Narain, a famed environmentalist, but the UAE has also picked Mukesh Ambani, the billionaire chairman of India’s largest private firm, Reliance Industries, which comprises a thriving oil business. Reliance is among the biggest producer of petrochemicals in India and among the top 10 in the world.
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