Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Higher Committee for COP28 UAE, convened members to discuss the delivery of commitments and pledges.
This is to ensure the continuity of UAE's legacy.
During the meeting, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed stated, "COP28 was a historic event, and with the UAE Consensus and through the Action Agenda, we delivered a groundbreaking text that offers tangible, actionable solutions to climate change. We can't lose momentum. We need to carry this promise into action."
"When the UAE took on the Presidency of COP28, our goal was clear; we wanted to host a COP that was game-changing, inspirational and transformative. We aimed to fulfil past commitments and set new ambitions through building trust and the UAE's dedication. There is no doubt that the COP28 Presidency did this and showed the world that the UAE is a place where people can come together and unite around a common goal," said His Highness.
Sheikh Abdullah lauded the legacy of the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in preserving the environment, from which the COP28 presidency inspired its vision and followed in its footsteps. He also expressed his appreciation to all participants in the conference from the federal, national and private sectors for their contributions and positive cooperation.
The UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs also thanked the members of the Higher Committee, noting that COP28 set a new global standard that strengthens the UAE's ability to host and manage the most important international conferences with the highest levels of excellence.
During the meeting, Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Deputy Chairman of the Committee, and President of the COP28 emphasised that the historic success of COP28 was the result of the forward-looking vision of the UAE's leadership and its firm commitment to building a sustainable future for the country and the world.
He also thanked Sheikh Abdullah for his guidance, diligence, and follow-up and highlighted that the success of COP28 was a result of the leadership's unwavering commitment to a sustainable future, the outstanding work of the Higher committee members and the whole nation's effort that helped produce a historic, global event.
He praised Sheikha Mariam bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President of the Education and Human Resources Council and Chairperson of the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation (SHF), for her role in supervising the preparations and arrangements for hosting the conference and providing a unique experience for visitors.
Under her leadership, the committee took all necessary supportive measures to achieve the high standards expected from the world, implementing innovative plans for construction and logistics design that empowered all participants to unite efforts, work together, and achieve success.
He also commended the role of the Media Committee of the conference, led by Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, which highlighted the UAE's experience in future planning, economic development, and building a qualitative model for sustainable development.
He also praised the distinguished role and commendable efforts of the Protocol Committee, headed by Mohammed Abdullah Al Junaibi, and the Security and Operations Committee, headed by Talal Belhoul Al Falasi.
The COP28 UAE Higher Committee, comprising ministers and government officials representing all sectors, has collaborated to coordinate nationwide efforts and deliver a successful climate summit. Over the past year, committee members received regular updates on the vision for COP28, including detailed information on accommodation, logistics, protocol, security, and event management—critical elements that delivered a world-class experience.