August 18

UN Climate Summit Host UAE Failed to Report Methane Emissions to UN

By Damian Carrington

The United Arab Emirates, which will run the crucial Cop28 UN climate summit in December, has failed to report its emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas methane to the UN for almost a decade, the Guardian can reveal.

Its state oil company, Adnoc, whose chief executive, Sultan Al Jaber, controversially will preside over the climate summit, has also set itself a methane leak target far higher than the level it claims it has already reached. Al Jaber recently urged countries and companies to be “brutally honest” about the inadequacy of global action to fight the climate crisis.

Photo courtesy of Zbynek Burival,

Source: The Guardian (link opens in a new window)

climate change, decarbonization