UAE's Vision on Climate Change
"We pay the utmost care and attention to our environment for it is an integral part of the country, our history and our heritage. Our forefathers and our ancestors lived in this land and coexisted with its environment, on land and at sea, and instinctively realized the need to preserve it."
These were the words of the UAE's founding father, His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Sheikh Zayed will be remembered across the world as a visionary who was far ahead of his time in recognizing the vital importance of environmental stewardship.
And today Sheikh Zayed's legacy continues to live on in the collective determination of the UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the country's leadership, to put climate action at the heart of everything the UAE does. We believe that action on climate change is not only both urgent and necessary, it is also an enormous opportunity.
There is huge potential in a low-carbon future, whether it is making our air cleaner, our health better, or our economies stronger, with the creation of millions of new jobs.
The UAE believes that if the world can come together now in a concerted effort to stop climate change in its tracks, together we will succeed in building a better, more secure and more prosperous world for everyone, everywhere.