Sébastien Thibault / The Guardian / Pipe dream – Can Cop28 bridge the gulf between big oil and climate campaigners?

Sebastien Thibault



Sébastien Thibault worked with The Guardian for their latest Weekend cover about Cop28 at Dubai. The summit is now well under way, but it remains difficult to reconcile the odd spectacle of a climate conference in the home of big oil. Fossil fuel companies must be part of the net zero solution, argue many Cop veterans, but the scepticism of others has been compounded by Cop28 president Sultan Al Jaber – also the chief executive of the United Arab Emirates’ state oil company, Adnoc – airing his view that there is no scientific basis for phasing out fossil fuels.

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