The UAE has carved out a unique niche as a major hydrocarbon-producing country that actively pursues a range of low-carbon policies and priorities -- from renewable energy to industrial projects for carbon capture and sequestration. Overseeing much of this work has been H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Special Envoy for Climate, through his roles with state-owned oil company ADNOC, the Masdar initiative, and service in the cabinet.

As part of our 7th Annual Columbia Global Energy Summit, the Center on Global Energy Policy was pleased to host Minister Al Jaber for a fireside chat with David Sandalow, CGEP Inaugural Fellow, to examine how the Emirates have positioned themselves for a carbon-constrained future.