Climate: Oil boss at COP28 calls on governments ‘not to cut the current energy system’

Next UN The president of the climate conference, COP28, on Sunday called on governments to give up.ImaginationsSuch as hastily abandoning existing energy infrastructure to meet climate goals.

We cannot dismantle today’s energy system before building tomorrow’s system. It is neither practical nor possibleSultan Al Jaber was speaking at the start of the Middle East and North Africa Climate Week organized by the United Nations in Riyadh.

How and when to phase out fossil fuels is a thorny question facing the international community as global temperatures approach the 1.5°C limit above pre-industrial levels. The objective not to exceed this limit was set by the Paris Agreement in 2015.

Climate activists have criticized the appointment of Sultan Al Jaber, chairman of the UAE oil company ADNOC, as president of COP28, which begins in Dubai on November 30. However, Mr. Jaber has won the support of COP participants, including US climate ambassador John Kerry, who says he is convinced in part.Phasing out of fossil fuels is inevitable“.

Energy officials in other oil-producing countries, including the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, have called for continued investment in fossil fuels to ensure energy security.

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