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2nd Green Middle East Initiative Summit to be held in Egypt

HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Crown Prince, Prime Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Green Saudi Arabia, announced the launch of the second edition of the “Green Middle East Initiative Summit” on November 7, and the “Saudi Green Initiative Forum” on November 11 and 12 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, under the slogan: “From Ambition to Action”, in conjunction with the convening of the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP27).
The Crown Prince said: “I would like to thank President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and the Egyptian government for hosting the two events on the territory of the sisterly Arab Republic of Egypt this year, coinciding with the convening of (COP27), which brings together the countries of the world under one umbrella to advance global climate ambitions, by stimulating joint action..”
As a continuation of the success of the first summit of the Green Middle East Initiative hosted by Riyadh last year, the second edition of the Green Middle East Initiative summit will be held to shed light on the most prominent climate challenges facing the region and their global dimensions.
The initiative will promotes joint cooperation, exchange of experiences and discussion of ideas between heads of state, relevant government ministers and policy makers in the countries of the region, which contributes to accelerating the transition towards a green economy and building a more sustainable future for future generations.
The second edition of the Green Saudi Initiative forum this year will also bring together a group of speakers, experts and thought leaders to discuss the progress made in implementing the initiatives previously announced by the Kingdom to confront climate change. To meet the climate challenges affecting the entire world.
The Saudi Green Initiative aims to plant 10 billion trees throughout the Kingdom over the coming decades, and raise the percentage of protected areas to 30% of the Kingdom’s total areas, in addition to reducing carbon emissions by 278 million tons annually by 2030.
These national goals contribute to achieving the regional goals called for by the Kingdom at the summit of the Green Middle East Initiative, which is to reduce carbon emissions in the region by more than 10% of global contributions. It also aims to plant 50 billion trees in the region according to a program that is considered the largest tree-planting program in the world.

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