The cheque book COP: UAE’s $200bn bid for climate influence

The flurry of dealmaking also ostensibly shields the UAE from the consequences of failure, says Nigel Purvis, chief executive of the climate consultancy Climate Advisers and a former US State Department official.

Financial Times

Just days before negotiators from more than 60 countries descended on Abu Dhabi last month for the final round of climate talks ahead of the UN’s COP28 summit, Sultan al-Jaber, president-designate of the conference, travelled more than 1,000 miles north to Azerbaijan.

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