On Monday, a prominent Emirati oil executive revealed that over 20 oil and gas companies have come together in support of his efforts to reduce carbon emissions in anticipation of a United Nations climate change summit.
“For too long, this industry has been viewed as part of the problem, that it’s not doing enough and in some cases even blocking progress,” COP28 president Sultan al-Jaber said at an oil and gas conference in Abu Dhabi.
“This is your opportunity to show the world that, in fact, you are central to the solution,” he said, addressing major energy companies.
Jaber said that more than 20 oil and gas companies had positively answered calls to align around net zero by 2050, zero out methane emissions and elimi-nate routine flaring by 2030.
The COP28 summit is scheduled to take place in Dubai between Nov. 30 and Dec. 12.