Zero carbon by 2060
Riyadh: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, addressing the Saudi Green Initiative Forum in Riyadh on Saturday, said the kingdom intends to achieve pure carbon neutrality by 2060.
The Crown Prince said that Saudi Arabia aims to reduce its carbon emissions by 278 million tonnes per annum by 2030 and that adopting a carbon circular economy – based on zero waste – would help achieve that goal.
Campaign to reduce global methane
The country will join the Global Methane Pledge to reduce global methane emissions by 30% by 2030, as part of its commitment to a clean and green for zero carbon by 2060.
The Crown Prince said the kingdom would plant 450 million trees by 2030 and rehabilitate 8 million hectares of damaged land, reduce carbon emissions by 200 million tonnes, with additional measures to be announced in the coming years
Producing more employements opportunities
To further enhance the protection of the land, sea and coastal environment, the Crown Prince announced that Saudi Arabia is joining the Global Ocean Alliance, establishing the Ocean Exploration Foundation and announcing a number of initiatives.
He added that this first set of measures represents 700 billion Saudi riyals, which contributes to the development of the green economy.
The Prince said: “The Saudi Green Initiative will provide vast investment opportunities for the private sector, provide quality employment opportunities for the next generation of leaders in the kingdom and improve international relations, which will have a positive impact on the region and the world.