Saudi Energy Minister Meets German Envoy to Advance Climate Cooperation

The Saudi Minister of Energy, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, met on Wednesday with the State Secretary and Special Envoy for International Climate Action at the Foreign Office of Germany, Jennifer Morgan, in Riyadh.

According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), both officials discussed topics of common interest regarding climate action. They also explored cooperation prospects in the fields of energy and clean technology, in order to advance bilateral relations and achieve the targets of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Moreover, both officials reviewed the Kingdom’s efforts in renewable energy, clean energy technology, clean hydrogen, energy efficiency and emissions management. Those efforts are part of Saudi Arabia’s regional and international initiatives to lead energy transformation. The Kingdom’s initiatives include the Saudi Green Initiative and the Middle East Green Initiative.

Before travelling to Riyadh, Morgan said the meeting will explore ways to advance energy transformation and diversification, on the regional and international levels.

She added that both Germany and Saudi Arabia have a global reach and responsibility as G20 members. Therefore, both countries have to work together to take the lead on the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) set by the Paris Agreement.

“Both Germany and Saudi Arabia have set net zero targets. We want to continue the dialogue on how to get there in an ambitious and economically smart way that keeps 1.5C in reach and discuss cooperation potential in the areas of renewable energy, green hydrogen and CO2 storage,” she wrote on X.

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