Welcome to COP28, the U.N. Climate Conference Hosted by an Oil Giant

Posted on AllSides November 29th, 2023
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Annie Sakkab/Bloomberg News

Dubai, a desert city known for private jets, giant yachts and other symbols of carbon-heavy high living, is an awkward location for a conference on climate change. It’s hardly a surprise that the man in charge also runs the national oil company. 

Hosting the United Nations’ annual climate confab—known as COP28—is the latest step in the United Arab Emirates’ bid to establish itself as a global power broker. The gambit is drawing attention to the country’s Jekyll-and-Hyde energy strategy. 

The U.A.E. is preparing to increase production of the oil and...

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