National Experts Program | Omar Al Braiki

Omar Al Braiki

Omar Al Braiki

Energy and Renewables

Head – Negotiations, Office of the UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change

A highly respected negotiator with innate drive to lead change, Omar Al Braiki is transforming sustainability efforts in the UAE and beyond. For the past year, he has circled the globe to meet officials from the public sector, private sector, and civil society to discuss the overarching mandates for COP28 in order to reach a consensus on the most urgent issues for climate.

As the Deputy Chief Negotiator for COP28 at the office of the UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change, Al Braiki is building bridges to collectively achieve goals set by the Paris Agreement. He sees the UAE as a future hub for sustainable energy and transportation, especially given the county’s potential to ramp up hydrogen production, CCUS, and renewables. 

For his work on behalf of the UAE at COP28, Al Braiki was awarded the First Class Order of Zayed II by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates.

Al Braiki began his career with the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and serves on several steering committees for the COP28 office and Ministry of Climate Change and Environment that seek to engage domestic stakeholders at COP28. He also served as the UAE Youth Delegate to the United Nations and was selected to serve on the Board of Trustees in the UAE in support of its diplomacy efforts.

Al Braiki holds a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from Michigan State University. He holds several professional development certificates from INSEAD, the University of California Irvine, Inspiration Development Group, and the Scrum Alliance Inc. Along with his fellowship with the National Experts Program, he is a Climate Fellow at the Yale-Jackson School of Global Affairs.