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Saudi Energy Minister discusses cooperation in climate action with German State Secretary

His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, Saudi Minister of Energy, met recently in his office in Riyadh with Minister of State and Special Envoy for International Climate Action at the German Foreign Ministry, Jennifer Morgan.


During the meeting, they discussed issues of common interest between the two countries in the field of climate action. The clean energy field includes technologies to manage greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy sources, and clean hydrogen. The Kingdom is working to be the largest exporter of it in the world.

Saudi Initiatives

The meeting also dealt with the Kingdom’s specific initiatives in confronting climate change and reducing emissions, including the Saudi Green and Green Middle East initiatives.

They also discussed ways to enhance cooperation to achieve both sides’ aspirations and goals. This is done through carbon capture, use, recycling, and storage projects within the circular carbon economy approach.

Last November, the Saudi Minister of Energy, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, announced his country’s intention to host Climate Week for the Middle East and North Africa region next year.

In remarks on the sidelines of the UN Climate Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, the Saudi Minister of Energy revealed, on Saturday, projects and events that the Kingdom intends to organize during 2023.

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said that his country would establish a regional center for the rotating carbon economy.

Saudi Arabia also plans to host the “Middle East and North Africa Climate Week” this year, in cooperation with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to promote climate action, the Saudi official said.

In addition to establishing a regional center in the capital, Riyadh, to accelerate the reduction of emissions, through cooperation with the Economic Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).


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