The international community renewed its appreciation for the Saudi initiatives and efforts in the field of environment and climate change, and its determination to reach carbon neutrality by 2060, and in what the Kingdom affirmed before the Conference of the States Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Glasgow, Scotland.
Saudi Arabia is committed to enhancing the security and stability of global energy markets, in light of the development and application of technologies necessary to manage and reduce emissions.
The Kingdom adopts this approach, under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and the Crown Prince, in ensuring a green environment free of pollution, and supported the Green Saudi and Green Middle East initiatives.
The Crown Prince launched the first edition of the annual forum of the Green Saudi Initiative in Riyadh for green goals, as a road map for protecting the environment and facing the challenges of climate change. The Crown Prince indicated that Saudi Arabia’s launch of energy initiatives would reduce carbon emissions by 278 million tons annually by 2030.
This represents a voluntary reduction of more than double the Kingdom’s stated goals in terms of reducing emissions, announcing at the same time the start of the first phase of afforestation initiatives by planting more than 450 million trees, rehabilitating 8 million hectares of degraded lands, and allocating newly protected lands, bringing the total of areas reserved in Saudi Arabia more than 20% of its total area.