Omar Ahmed Al Braiki

2023 Climate Fellow

Omar Ahmed Al Braiki currently serves as a project manager at the office of the UAE special envoy for climate change, actively shaping the UAE and COP28 negotiations strategy. His primary responsibility at the office is ensuring the presidency plays an active multilateral role in facilitating and ensuring the success of the first-ever Global Stocktake in 2023. The process will take stock of the global implementation of the Paris Agreement since its ratification in 2015.

Throughout his career, Omar has been actively engaged in the environment, climate, renewables, sustainability, and diplomacy sectors. Prior to joining the office of the UAE special envoy, Omar was seconded by Oliver Wyman's energy sector to look into the feasibility of different energy projects in the MENA region. Before that, he served at the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi for six years as the Unit Head of Environment Assessment, where he oversaw the environmental assessment and mitigation measures for over 1,500 development and industrial facilities around the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Along with his primary responsibilities, Omar proudly served as the UAE youth delegate to the UN in New York in 2018, contributing to furthering UAE foreign policy and the youth agenda. He also served as a board of trustees member at the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy from 2020 to 2022. Recently, he graduated from the UAE National experts program representing the renewables and sustainability sector.