On May 23, 2023, Lawmakers from the European Parliament and the US Congress released a hard-hitting Statement where they added their voice to millions of others who have remained steadfast in urging the United Arab Emirates, the host of the UNFCCC-COP28, to withdraw Sultan Al Jaber as the COP President-Designate.
The letter, addressed to President Joe Biden of the United States, UN President Von der Leyen, and Secretary General Anthony Guterres, requested the leaders to urge the UNFCCC Executive Secretary Simon Stiell, to address their profound concerns about the emerging trend where the UNFCCC negotiations have been captured by private sector polluters with undue influence over the process.
This statement is consistent with our foresighted statement released on January 12, 2023, rejecting the appointment of the Oil Chief as COP28 President.
In line with the above, PACJA has released a public statement on the same and we are delighted to share it with you for your action.
On the links below you find:
The PACJA Statement in Support of EU and US Lawmakers on the COP28 Presidency
The EARLY PACJA Statement on Appointment of Oil Chief as UNFCCC – COP28 President-designate
The joint US-EU Lawmakers’ appeal for COP28 President removal.