Saudi Arabia aims to have net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060

Saudi Arabia aims to have net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060


Saudi Arabia has announced that it will achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060. It also wants to double its annual goal of reducing CO2 emissions.

This was announced by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in brief written remarks at the beginning of the first Saudi Green Initiative Forum.

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Saudi Arabia has announced that it will achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060. It also wants to double its annual goal of reducing CO2 emissions.

This was announced by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in brief written remarks at the beginning of the first Saudi Green Initiative Forum.

The Prince said: “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia aims to achieve zero net emissions by 2060 through its circular economy program … while maintaining the kingdom’s leading role in strengthening the security and stability of global oil markets. “

According to a report by The Guardian, executive director of the International Energy Agency, Fatih Birol said, “I applaud Saudi Arabia’s announcement of a #NetZero target. Countries will come to net zero in a number of ways, but the threat of climate change is pledges from major fossil fuel producers and their implementation is critical to meeting international climate goals. “

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It is estimated that the kingdom emits around 600 million tons of carbon dioxide annually. That is more than in France and a little less than in Germany. The country also wants to reduce its emissions. However, it will continue to pump and export fossil fuels to Asia and other regions.

This comes over a week before the start of the global Cop26 conference. Meanwhile, UK President-elect of the Cop26 talks, Alok Sharma, said it will be more difficult to reach a global climate deal in Glasgow in the next three weeks than the 2015 Paris Agreement.

He said the task would be to get nearly 200 countries to strictly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, taking into account the rise in global temperature to 1.5 ° C from pre-industrial levels.

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