Billionaire Mukesh Ambani, who chairs the Advisory Committee to the President of the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties COP 28 to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, has been appointed by the UNFCCC news agency IANS.
The chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries along with Larry Fink, President and CEO of BlackRock, Olafur Grimsson, Chairman of Arctic Circle, former Prime Minister of Iceland, former Prime Minister of France, Francesco La Camera, Director General, International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA Bob Dudley, Chair of the Oil Gas Climate Initiative OGCI former CEO of BP.
Ambani, besides Sunita Narain, director general, Centre for Science and Environment, is the only Indian who has been appointed to the Advisory Committee for the President of COP 28.
The COP 28 UAE Advisory Committee consists of climate experts from six continents. The 31 members of the committee, representing policy, industry, energy, finance, civil society, youth, and humanitarian, and 65 percent of whom are from the Global South, will provide guidance and counsel to the COP Presidency in the run-up to COP 28 and beyond.
In January 2023, the UNFCCC Secretariat announced that Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Business and Advanced Technology and UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change was appointed as the President-Designate of the COP 28.
The UAE has been selected to participate in the 28th Conference of Parties COP 28 of the UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change from 30 December to 12 December 2023. The event will take place at the Dubai Expo City.