The UAE's leaders have reviewed the country's preparations for hosting the COP28 climate summit later this year.
The Higher Committee tasked with planning the event, shared the latest developments with President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The summit is expected to bring together 70,000 participants from 198 countries when it begins on November 30 at Expo City Dubai.
President Sheikh Mohamed encouraged everyone in the UAE to participate and stakeholders from all sectors to play an active role in the lead-up to the conference.
"Since its inception, the UAE has embarked on a journey of transformative change. Sustainable development and climate action are integral parts of our strategy to achieve continued economic and social growth for both present and future generations," said His Highness.
My brother Mohammed bin Rashid and I were briefed on the ongoing preparations to host COP28 later this year. Entities and individuals across the UAE are encouraged to participate in contributing to the sustainable development of our nation’s society and economy. pic.twitter.com/55p81VXrDx— محمد بن زايد (@MohamedBinZayed) March 27, 2023
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid reaffirmed the UAE’s approach to climate action through unlocking innovative and viable opportunities for shared prosperity and sustainable development.
He stressed the critical need to unite the world at COP28, welcoming participants from around the world to continue the implementation of the UAE’s message of ’Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.
.@HHShkMohd: Today, @MohamedBinZayed and I reviewed preparations to host COP28, which is set to bring together 70,000 participants from 198 countries. We look forward to bringing the world together in the UAE to discuss how we can join hands to protect our planet. pic.twitter.com/MEEajvts62— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 27, 2023