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U.S. and EU Lawmakers Call for Removal of Oil Company Chief as President of U.N. Climate Conference

HeadlineMay 24, 2023

Over 130 U.S. lawmakers and members of the European Parliament have sent a joint letter to President Biden, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, demanding the removal of Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, the head of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, as president of the upcoming U.N. climate conference, COP28. The lawmakers, including Senators Ed Markey and Bernie Sanders, say in the letter, “Since at least the 1960s, the fossil fuel industry has known about the dangers of climate change posed by its products and, rather than supporting a transition to a clean energy future, has instead chosen to promote climate denial and spend millions of dollars to spread disinformation.”

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