COP26 ‘definitely a wake-up call’, says OPEC’s Barkindo


The secretary general of oil producer group OPEC has said the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow was “definitely a wake-up call.”

Speaking to CNBC at the ADIPEC energy industry forum in Abu Dhabi, Mohammad Barkindo was asked if the deal eventually reached in Glasgow — which included a late compromise on language related to coal — was a success.

“I wouldn’t call it a failure,” Barkindo told Dan Murphy. “I think the U.K. presidency did an extremely good job in bringing back Paris on track in Glasgow.”

“It’s not a mean achievement to rebuild the consensus of Paris in Glasgow if you follow the fractures we saw after the withdrawal of the United States,” he added.

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