Saudi Crown Prince HRH Mohammed bin Salman announced the launch of the second edition of the “Green Middle East Initiative Summit” on November 7 and the “Green Saudi Initiative Forum” on November 11 and 12 in Sharm El Sheikh, Arab Republic of Egypt.
The Saudi Crown Prince announced the summit’s theme: “From Ambition to Action”, in conjunction with the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27).
His Royal Highness said: “I would like to thank His Excellency 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).
The Saudi Crown Prince added that this summit brings the countries of the world together under one umbrella to advance global climate ambitions by stimulating joint action at the local, regional and global levels.
The second edition of the Green Middle East Initiative Summit was held to highlight the most prominent climate challenges facing the region and their global dimensions.
The 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.
Saudi Crown Prince’s Green Saudi Initiative aims to plant 10 billion trees throughout the Kingdom over the coming decades.
It also aims to raise the percentage of protected areas to (30%) of the total areas of the Kingdom, in addition to reducing carbon emissions by (278) million tons annually by 2030.
These national goals contribute to achieve the regional goals called for by the Kingdom at the summit of the Green Middle East Initiative.
The goals are to reduce carbon emissions in the region by more than (10%) of the global contributions, and to plant (50) billion trees in the region, according to a program that is considered the largest tree-planting program in the world.