In a startling revelation, a recent watchdog report has exposed a nearly fourfold surge in registrations from the fossil fuel industry for the COP28 climate summit in Dubai compared to the previous year. The analysis reveals that over 2,400 individuals linked to the fossil fuel sector have registered, surpassing the delegations of all nations except the UAE and Brazil. The report, by a coalition including Global Witness, emphasizes the unprecedented scale of fossil fuel representation at COP28. Despite the United Nations’ recent decision to mandate disclosure of fossil fuel ties during registration, the report underscores concerns about the industry’s influence on climate policies. COP28 President Sultan Al Jaber, an oil executive, defends involving the fossil fuel sector in the summit, but tensions are rising over the industry’s role amid escalating concerns about climate goals. Click here to read more.