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“SAUDI GREEN INITIATIVE FORUM” OPENED

“SAUDI GREEN INITIATIVE FORUM” OPENED

Context:

On October 23, 2021, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman opened the "Saudi Green Initiative forum".

About the Saudi Green Initiative Forum:

  • The forum was launched in Riyadh, with the announcement of Saudi Arabia's new "green" goals.
  • It is an annual forum, which will serve as a platform for the launch of new environmental programs in the country.
  • The forum will discuss Saudi Arabia's environmental efforts with visitors that include international personalities and top government officials.
  • At the forum, Saudi Arabia also announced Saudi Arabia's roadmap to protect the environment and address climate change.
  • It will also monitor the impact of previously announced environmental plans.

Initiatives Introduced in Energy Sector:

  • Saudi Arabia has also introduced plans in the energy sector. These plans will reduce carbon emissions by 278 million tons annually by 2030.
  • The accession of Saudi Arabia to the Global Methane Pledge was also announced. The pledge was introduced with the aim of reducing methane emissions worldwide by 30%.
  • He also announced Saudi Arabia's intention to join the Global Oceans Alliance, Sports for Climate Action Agreement, Alliance to Eliminate Plastic Waste in Oceans & Beaches as well as to establish a global centre for Sustainable Tourism.

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