Unveiling the Truth: UAE's Misleading Climate Policies

Welcome to the eye-opening world of climate policies. In this article, we delve into the revelations presented by former US vice-president and climate advocate, Al Gore. Prepare to uncover the truth behind the UAE's misleading claims about their fossil fuel phase-out strategies and witness the alarming rise in their greenhouse gas emissions. Join us as we explore the data provided by Climate TRACE, a cutting-edge emissions tracker, and shed light on the global contributors to the climate crisis. Brace yourself for a journey that challenges the status quo and calls for urgent action to protect our planet and future generations.

The UAE's Deceptive Climate Claims

Unmasking the truth behind the UAE's misleading public statements on their fossil fuel phase-out policies.

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When it comes to climate policies, transparency and honesty are crucial. However, former US vice-president Al Gore has raised concerns about the UAE's misleading claims regarding their strategies for phasing out fossil fuels. At COP28, Gore presented data from Climate TRACE, a cutting-edge GHG emissions tracker, which revealed a startling 7.5% increase in the UAE's greenhouse gas emissions in 2022.

While the rest of the world experienced a 1.5% rise in emissions, the UAE's numbers tell a different story. This discrepancy raises questions about the credibility of the UAE's climate commitments and their true intentions in addressing the urgent need to combat climate change.

Let's delve deeper into the data provided by Climate TRACE and uncover the truth behind the UAE's deceptive climate claims.

Global Contributors to Rising Emissions

Examining the key players responsible for the significant increase in global emissions since 2015.

The climate crisis is a global challenge that requires collective action. According to Climate TRACE's data, a small number of sectors in just three nations have contributed nearly half of the spike in global emissions since 2015.

China's electricity production and energy consumption, India's electricity generation, and the US's oil and gas output have emerged as major contributors to the rise in world emissions. These findings highlight the urgent need for targeted interventions in these sectors to curb the escalating climate crisis.

Join us as we explore the specific contributions of these nations and sectors and discuss the implications for global climate efforts.

Scepticism Towards COP28 President

Al Gore's concerns regarding the appointment of the UAE's oil company CEO as the head of COP28.

The appointment of Sultan Al Jaber, the CEO of the UAE's state-owned oil company ADNOC, as the president of COP28 has raised eyebrows and sparked skepticism.

Al Gore, along with other climate advocates, questions the credibility of Al Jaber as an honest broker of a climate deal. Naming the CEO of one of the largest and least responsible oil companies in the world as the head of COP seems contradictory to the goals of the conference.

Let's delve into the controversy surrounding Al Jaber's appointment and its implications for the effectiveness of COP28 in addressing the climate crisis.

The Role of Fossil Fuel Industry at COP28

Examining the presence and influence of the fossil fuel industry at COP28.

The presence of representatives from the fossil fuel industry at COP28 has sparked criticism and raised concerns about the conference's true purpose.

Amnesty International's programme director of Climate, Economic and Social Justice and Corporate Accountability, Marta Schaaf, highlights the contradiction of allowing thousands of fossil fuel industry representatives into a meeting aimed at protecting the climate and people from further harm.

Join us as we explore the role of the fossil fuel industry at COP28 and discuss the implications for climate action and the pursuit of a sustainable future.