Climate summit host UAE to ‘aggressively increase’ oil production, charity says

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It said the data showed Adnoc was also planning to “aggressively increase its production in the short term”, despite Al-Jaber acknowledging that emissions must drop 43 per cent by 2030 to keep world targets of limiting warming to 1.5C on track.

Adnoc told Global Witness that the analysis was “inaccurate as it does not make any distinction between production capacity and actual production, nor does it reflect the difference between Adnoc’s production, partner production and UAE total production.”

It added that: “The hard truth is that all credible energy outlooks, including those by the IEA and Rystad, show that both renewable and conventional energy will be required to ensure a just and responsible energy transition.”

The global summit got off to a shaky start last week, after the BBC reported on leaked documents that suggested Al-Jaber was briefed to push oil and gas deals in meetings with governments in the run up to Cop28.

Al-Jaber has dismissed the briefings as “false, not true, incorrect,” and the Cop28 team says the briefings “were not used by COP28 in meetings”.

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