Al-Marsad newspaper – SPA: His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Prime Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Green Saudi Arabia – may God protect him – announced the launch of the second edition of the “Green Middle East Initiative Summit” on November 7 and The “Green Saudi Initiative Forum” will be held on November 11 and 12 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Arab Republic of Egypt, under the slogan: “From Ambition to Action”, in conjunction with the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27).
The Crown Prince thanks the Egyptian President
His 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), which brings together the countries of the world under one umbrella to advance global climate ambitions, by stimulating joint action. At the local, regional and global levels, which comes from the belief of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Arab Republic of Egypt in the importance of collective participatory work to confront the environmental and climatic challenges that the region and the world are witnessing.”
An elite group of speakers and experts
Information about the two initiatives
Objectives of the Green Saudi Initiative
The Green Saudi Initiative aims to plant (10) billion trees throughout the Kingdom during the coming decades, and 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 achieving the regional goals called for by the Kingdom at the summit of the Green Middle East Initiative, which is 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 considered the largest for planting trees in the world.