Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has revealed that the Kingdom has joined the “Global Commitment on Methane “, which aims to reduce global methane emissions by 30%.
This took place during the Crown Prince’s launch of the first edition of the Green Saudi Initiative’s annual forum in Riyadh, which focuses on launching new environmental initiatives for the Kingdom and following up on the impact of The previously announced initiatives, in order to achieve the goals of the Saudi Initiative green.
In his keynote address at the Green Saudi Initiative Forum, the Crown Prince announced the launch of the Kingdom’s first package of qualitative initiatives to be a roadmap for protecting the environment and addressing the challenges of climate change, which would contribute to achieving the ambitious goals of the Green Saudi Initiative.
It confirmed the start of the first phase of afforestation initiatives by planting over 450 million trees, restoring 8 million hectares of degraded land and allocating new protected land, bringing the Kingdom’s total protected areas to more than 20% of its total area .
The Green Saudi Initiative, first announced in March, precedes the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November, which aims to agree on larger cuts in emissions to combat global warming.
The Paris climate agreement aims to meet environmental goals as part of a global effort to prevent global average temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels.
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