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22 May 2023

OPEC Secretary General: Energy transition must be fair and inclusive

OPEC Secretary General, HE Haitham Al Ghais, highlighted that the energy transition must be fair and inclusive, where no one would be left behind.

The Secretary General made these remarks in his address to OPEC’s 23rd Coordination Meeting on Climate Change held via videoconference in preparation for the upcoming meeting of COP28.

The Secretary General stressed, in a pre-recorded video message, that “we are particularly proud to have an OPEC Member Country at the helm of the highly important COP meeting. Just recently, COP28 President-Designate, HE Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, UAE’s Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Special Envoy for Climate Change, presented his larger ambitions for the COP.”

The Secretary General also noted the importance of the meeting, adding that climate change is a great global challenge that affects all countries and peoples.

The Coordination Meetings on Climate Change serve as a dynamic forum facilitating the exchange of knowledge and expertise on various key topics related to climate change and sustainable development. In its 23rd iteration, the event focused on the latest developments related to UN climate change discussions, climate finance and the diversification of energy systems.