A 3D hologram of the UAE’s Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, delivered a speech to world leaders and COP28 delegates.
The 3D hologram depicted Sheikh Zayed walking onto the stage to deliver a message at the World Climate Action Summit, followed by the welcome address by UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The speech told of the UAE’s long history of conservation and environmental preservation.
Through the 3D hologram, Sheikh Zayed welcomed COP28 delegates to their “second homeland” and said: “For us in the UAE, conserving and preserving the environment is not a slogan or a logo.
“It’s actually part and parcel of who we are as our history, our culture, and our legacy. We’ve been and will always remain committed to the coexistence between nature and human beings.
A message to the world from the UAE’s Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan pic.twitter.com/v3mEQmHP0J— COP28 UAE (@COP28_UAE) December 1, 2023
“Our forefathers have lived on this land. They coexisted with their surroundings, whether on land or at sea. They acknowledged the importance of preserving this nature.
“They took only what was needed for their survival and left for the coming generations a source of goodness and abundance.
“This is our responsibility. We have to be faithful and loyal to our forefathers and to our coming generations who will live in a world that is very different from what we have experienced and what we have become accustomed to.
“This is why we have to prepare ourselves and our people and our children for the New World.
“The governments should be the ones who take initiatives and I call upon you and encourage you today that you work for achieving one goal to work for the coming generations and achieve what is good for their future.
“I also call upon the entire world to take this opportunity in this meeting in the land of peace and coexistence and tolerance to forfeit to forsake any feuds or any quarrels and build bridges of love and understanding in order to work hand in hand together towards the future.
“We have to build the land; we have to cultivate it. Our destiny is one…Our interest is one. Our happiness, our joy is one.
“We all aim to achieve the same goal. Best of luck in achieving this. Peace be upon you all.”