Ambani is the only Indian appointed on the advisory committee other than Sunita Narain, director general, Centre for Science and Environment.
By: Shubham Ghosh
Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani has been appointed as a member of the advisory committee to the president of the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Indo Asian News Service has reported.
Ambani, who is the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries, has joined other important global leaders on the COP28 body such as Larry Fink, chairman and chief executive officer of BlackRock; Olafur Grimsson, former president of Iceland and currently chairman of Arctic Circle; Laurent Fabius, president of COP21 / Paris Agreement and a former prime minister of France; Francesco La Camera, director general, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA); among others.
Ambani, 66, is the only Indian appointed on the advisory committee other than Sunita Narain, director general, Centre for Science and Environment.
The COP28 UAE Advisory Committee sees climate experts from six continents coming together. The committee’s 31 members represent policy, industry, energy, finance, civil society, and other sectors. More than 60 per cent of them are from the Global South and are expected to give guidance and advice to the COP presidency in the run-up to COP28 and beyond.
The COP28 will be held in Dubai Expo City between November 30 and December 12 this year.
In January, the UNFCCC secretariat announced Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE’s minister of industry and advanced technology and special envoy for climate change, as the COP 28 president-designate.