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Cop28 host UAE has world’s biggest climate-busting oil plans, data indicates
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Cop28 host UAE has world’s biggest climate-busting oil plans, data indicates

State oil company’s huge expansion plans make its CEO’s role as president of UN climate summit ‘ridiculous’, say researchers.

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Don’t offend monarchs, UAE tells reporters ahead of climate talks

The Middle Eastern nation backtracked after being asked about the restrictions — but inadvertently exposed its treatment of the news media.
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How an oil giant sought to green its image before a high-stakes climate summit

The UAE's state-owned company, whose CEO will lead the talks, is pledging lofty climate goals. But it has a "high" probability of failing to meet them, a document obtained by POLITICO's E&E News says.
Wealthy oil nation lays groundwork for ‘eye-popping’ climate fund
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Wealthy oil nation lays groundwork for ‘eye-popping’ climate fund

The United Arab Emirates has drawn a backlash from climate advocates for its role hosting the global climate talks, but the massive fund it's considering would help countries green their economies.
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‘Mind-boggling’ methane emissions from Turkmenistan revealed

Leaks of potent greenhouse gas could be easily fixed, say experts, and would rapidly reduce global heating
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U.S.-Saudi relations take a hit as OPEC cuts oil production

U.S.-Saudi relations take a hit as OPEC cuts oil production

Analysts say the decision by Saudi-led OPEC — and the Biden administration's reaction — underscores the depths of a widening rift between the countries.
Cloud wars: Mideast rivalries rise along a new front
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Cloud wars: Mideast rivalries rise along a new front

As climate change makes the region hotter and drier, the U.A.E. is leading the effort to squeeze more rain out of the clouds, and other countries are rushing to keep up.
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