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Leader emerges for $3 billion Adnoc strategic oil project
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Leader emerges for $3 billion Adnoc strategic oil project

300 kilometre-plus west-east pipeline is crucial for Abu Dhabi as it aims to minimise security threats to emirate’s oil infrastructure. A leading international contracting giant has emerged as the potential front runner for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s (Adnoc’s) much-delayed $3 billion project involving the strategic west-east oil pipeline from the Jabel Dhanna port in...

Why The United Arab Emirates Is A Poor Choice For A Global Climate Summit – Analysis
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Why The United Arab Emirates Is A Poor Choice For A Global Climate Summit – Analysis

The UAE is destroying the ecosystem of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and yet its oil company chief will preside over COP28. It is no joke; the man who will preside over the upcoming climate summit, COP28 (which will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), from November 30 to December 12), is the chief oil executive of...

UAE oil giant’s two missions: a greener image and ‘accelerated growth’
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UAE oil giant’s two missions: a greener image and ‘accelerated growth’

The company, whose CEO will lead the upcoming U.N. climate summit, is pledging lofty goals for cutting pollution. But it has a “high” probability of failing to meet them, a document obtained by POLITICO’s E&E News says. The oil and gas executive helming the next United Nations climate summit warned world leaders in September that global warming...

McKinsey and the climate conference
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McKinsey and the climate conference

A column by Christian Stöcker The World Climate Conference begins in Dubai in just under three weeks. Will it become a farce? The conference president is an oil manager – and he has a suicidal plan for climate policy. Thanks to McKinsey. Here are a few news stories that didn’t get too much attention this...

Climate experts warn of fossil fuel tactics at COP28
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Climate experts warn of fossil fuel tactics at COP28

Oil-rich Gulf states have positioned themselves as both champions of climate innovation and guardians of fossil fuel interests — a balancing act experts warn could derail action at COP28 in Dubai. This year’s United Nations climate summit is being chaired and hosted by the United Arab Emirates, a country dubbed “an oil company with a...

Larry Fink Leads CEOs Back to COP Talks They Snubbed Last Year
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Larry Fink Leads CEOs Back to COP Talks They Snubbed Last Year

Wall Street is returning to climate talks that it largely snubbed last year, as the United Arab Emirates steps into the role of host. BlackRock Inc. Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink is among a string of finance heavyweights planning to attend the COP28 summit in Dubai that starts next month, according to people familiar with...

How oil companies put the responsibility for climate change on consumers
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How oil companies put the responsibility for climate change on consumers

The political response to the climate crisis remains largely inadequate in the face of heat waves, hurricanes, floods and forest fires that are accelerating and intensifying. The political inertia can be explained, among other things, by the stranglehold of fossil fuel interests on political decision-makers, and the strong influence polluting industries have on the spheres of power in...

UK government asks UAE for assurances over free speech at Cop28 summit
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UK government asks UAE for assurances over free speech at Cop28 summit

Statement at UN human rights council voices ‘disappointment’ after host country refuses to change restrictive laws. The UK has asked the United Arab Emirates, one of its closest Gulf allies, to explain how it will guarantee free speech around the UN Cop28 climate summit in Dubai after the country refused to change its restrictive laws. The...

Controversial contract to clean up UAE image before COP28 terminated
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Controversial contract to clean up UAE image before COP28 terminated

UAE hired a PR Company to “counteract negative press” before the COP28. A backlash occurred In July 2023, facing mounting criticism from climate and human rights activists, UAE, the host of this year’s climate change summit, hired a PR company, First International Resources,  to “counteract” critics. The contract triggered a backlash and was “terminated before...