UAE cabinet approves new cybersecurity body, climate change envoy

FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum attends the Global Women's Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 16, 2020. REUTERS/Christopher Pike/File Photo

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates on Sunday approved the establishment of a new national cybersecurity council, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Prime Minister and Vice-President and ruler of Dubai, said on Twitter.

The cabinet of the UAE government also appointed Industry and Advanced Technology Minister and head of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Sultan al-Jaber as a special envoy for climate change.

Al-Jaber, who holds a PhD in business and economics, is also the chairman of Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company known as Masdar.

An advocate for clean energy, al-Jaber has held several positions and advisory roles on issues related to energy, economics and sustainable development.

Writing by Lisa Barrington and Rania EL Gamal; Editing by Kirsten Donovan and Emelia Sithole-Matarise