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More than 10 countries accredited officials of major fossil fuel companies to their national delegation.

Kuwait in particular stands out, with 13 out of the 29 Kuwaiti delegates directly tied to oil companies. This offers a new light on Kuwait’s stand in the COP24 negotiations on December 7 on removing any mention of the IPCC Special Report on 1.5° in the negotiating text.

Here is a non-exhaustive list:

Gambia
* Mr. Bubacarr Sagnia – Environmental Officer – Gambia National Petroleum Company Government Agency

Ghana
* Ms. Mary Kwafo – Environmental Chemist at the Tema Oil Refinery

Iran
* Mr. Mohammad Taeb – Director General – OPEC Affairs – Ministry of Petroleum

Iraq
* Mr. Saad Abdulazeez Al-Rubaye – Ministry of Oil
* Mr. Yousef Alkhamis – Manager LPG filling branch – Kuwait Oil Tanker Company

Kuwait (delegation of 29 people)
* Mr. Mohammad Abbas – Kuwait Gulf Oil Company
* Mr. Jasem Alnouri – Environmental Engineer – Petrochemical Industries Company
* Mr. Bader Alnajjar – Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
* Mr. Nawaf Alshatti – Team Leader Maintenance – Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
* Mr. Sulaiman Altaneeb – Kuwait National Petroleum Company
* Mr. Hani Behbehani – Team Leader Health, Safety and Environment Dept. – Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
* Mr. Abdullah Bo-khalaf – Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company
* Mr. Mohammad Haider – Senior Environmentalist, Kuwait Oil Company
* Mr. Musaed Salman, Team Leader Environment, Health, Safety, Environment Department, Kuwait National Petroleum Company
* Mr. Dhari Algharaballi, Team leader, safety and environment systems, Safety and environment systems – Kuwait integrated petroleum industries company
* Mr. Naser Alhabab, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
* Mr. Abdullah Alhuwaishel, Kuwait integrated petroleum industries company
* Mr. Mohammad Abbas – Kuwait Gulf Oil Company

Malaysia
* Ms. Chiew Wei Puah – Regional Officer – Malaysian Palm Oil Board

Nigeria
* Mr. Bernard Bassey Agube – Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation
* Mr. Yusuf Abubakar – Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation

Norway
* Ms. Charlotte Elvsaas – Senior Adviser – Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

Vietnam
* Ms. Huong Nguyen Lan – Vietnam Oil and Gas Group

Qatar
* Mr. Yousef Ahmad Al-Hussaini – Qatar Petroleum

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