<span>Gulf rethinks climate diplomacy</span>

Al-Monitor | Dec 13, 2021 at 10:32 PM
  • Saudi Arabia’s recent climate policies mark a dramatic reversal from the recent past, when the kingdom lagged behind world opinion on the causes and consequences of climate change, and what it might mean for energy producers.
  • As a sign of the oil-producing region’s surging interest in more proactive climate diplomacy efforts, the UAE won the bid to host the UN Climate Change Conference COP28 in 2023.
  • For the first time in the COP’s nearly 30 years history, the term “fossil fuels” has been explicitly mentioned in the final statement of the 2021 United Nations climate conference in Glasgow.