President Biden: Call for Sultan Al Jaber to be removed as head of COP28
Climate change is an existential threat that transcends borders, economies, and political affiliations.
The upcoming COP28 climate talks in Dubai this November could be a crucial opportunity to forge the path toward a sustainable future. The question is whether Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, head of the Abu Dhabi oil giant ADNOC and President-Designate of the upcoming COP28, can build that path -- or whether he’ll prioritize his fossil fuel industry ties.
As the CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), al Jaber is responsible for maximizing the company's profits. Under his leadership ADNOC pumped 2.7 million barrels of oil per day in 2021. According to OPEC, he aims to nearly double that output by 2027. Increasing the production and consumption of fossil fuels -- a major contributor to global warming -- is in direct conflict with the leadership role al Jaber is to assume at COP28.
The stakes are too high to leave it up to chance. That’s why over 100 lawmakers from the United States and the European Parliament have called for his removal -- and we can pile on the pressure by echoing their demand.
President Biden has enormous influence when it comes to al Jaber’s position. He’s heard from politicians, but what would it look like if he heard from tens of thousands of activists speaking with one voice?
Sign now to call on President Biden to advocate for impartial and unbiased leadership at COP28 by pushing to remove Sultan Al Jaber as President-Designate!