At the half-time briefing, Al Jaber was flanked by ministers who will preside over negotiations on topics like the global stocktake. On engaging nations which are against a fossil fuel phase-out, he says he will "leave no stone unturned".
Industry watchers say local start-ups are more nimble and adept at customising their plant-based products to cater to the market’s unique palate. They stand a chance of avoiding problems that have plagued the business in the West.
The prevalence of a "sachet economy" is stretching waste management capabilities in the country. Lawmakers are suggesting an amendment of the current Extended Producer Responsibility Act to expand its coverage to include medium-sized firms.