Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber insists the world's seventh largest oil producer sees the 1.5° climate goal as its "North Star."
In 2015, nations committed to hold global warming to no more than 2° Celsius above pre-industrial levels, or preferably 1.5°.
African leaders say they have a market-based plan to fight human-caused global warming that will spread economic development among millions of people on the continent.
In the recording, UAE officials anticipate a need to "minimize" attacks on the Gulf nation's human rights record when it hosts COP28 in Dubai later this year.
The Global Environment Facility set up the new multilateral fund with key initial investments from Canada and the U.K.
China's President Xi Jinping took an apparent swipe at mulilateral approaches to the climate crisis at the end of four days of high-level U.S.-China climate talks.
"Let's face facts. The problem is not simply fossil fuel emissions. It's fossil fuels – period," he said.
Some 1,475 out of 4,000+ governments and businesses had net zero emissions targets, but "integrity" measures are lacking.
The Middle East and North African region is among the most vulnerable to the negative effects of climate change but the public health impacts are relatively unknown, according to a new study published in The Lancet Planetary Health.
Prodded by Vanuatu and other nations, the U.N. General Assembly will ask the ICJ based in The Hague for an unprecedented legal opinion on nations' legal obligations to fight global warming – and the consequences if they don't.
The head of the U.N.'s Nobel Prize-winning panel of climate experts called for quick action because "make no mistake, inaction and delays are not listed as options."
Along with overseeing one of the world's biggest oil companies, Sultan Al Jaber is the UAE's minister of industry and advanced technology and chief executive of renewable energy company Masdar, based in Abu Dhabi.
World leaders reached a deal for wealthy nations to pay billions of dollars into a loss and damage fund to help developing countries deal with climate disasters.
Public health officials estimate millions of vaccine doses a year are wasted largely because there's no way to keep them cold. And a U.N. report estimates nearly a third of all food produced is lost or wasted, a lot of it because of spoilage.
With COP27 not yet finished and so much 'controversy' to consider, it is too early to debate the outcomes. But there's more to the story than meets the eye. A climate change and sustainability expert explores some of the less-reported aspects of COP27, including its less-than-savory side.
Biden and Xi signaled a deal was struck after a three-hour meeting in Bali, Indonesia on the sidelines of a Group of 20 major economies summit. Beijing had suspended climate talks with Washington in August to protest a visit to Taiwan by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California.