• The two-day forum focuses on best practices in climate action and highlights the progress made in the Kingdom
• The interactive exhibition “Green Saudi Initiative”, which puts in shows the Kingdom’s efforts in climate action, will open on 7 November and run until 18 November
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has revealed the program and speakers of the second edition of the Green Saudi Initiative Forum. The forum, to be held November 11-12, 2022 on the sidelines of the COP27 conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, will bring together a group of thought leaders and climate experts to discuss the progress made over the past year; This illustrates the Kingdom’s commitment and effective contribution in the field of climate action to realizing the slogan “From ambition to action”.
The first day of the forum will focus on the green transition journey to the Kingdom. The sessions will put in highlights the Kingdom’s multifaceted and multidisciplinary approach to reducing carbon emissions. Discussions focus on renewable energy sources, clean hydrogen production and the Kingdom’s pioneering efforts to develop a circular carbon economy.
Reforestation and the protection of the natural environment in the Kingdom will be among the most important themes of the first day. In 2021, the Kingdom committed to the goal of planting 10 billion trees in across the country and the goal of planting 450 million trees by 2030. The Saudi Green Initiative 2022 Forum will outline Saudi plans to achieve this goal in sustainable and accurate way to preserve the country’s unique biodiversity.
As for the second day of the forum, it will monitor the efforts required by all segments of society to achieve a sustainable future for all. Discussions will focus on the need for international cooperation in the field of climate action, the development of the green finance sector and the importance of private sector participation. The afternoon sessions are dedicated to emphasizing the importance of the role of young people in climate action, which embodies the Kingdom’s approach to activating the role of all segments of society in improving the standard of living and protecting the generations. future.
During the forum, local, regional and international climate leaders will discuss best practices, they will put in highlight innovation and catalyze efforts to combat climate change. The list of confirmed speakers includes:
• Representatives of the Saudi government, led by:
– His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, Minister of Energy
– His Excellency Ing. Abdul Rahman Al-Fadhli, Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture
– His Excellency Adel Al-Jubeir, Climate Envoy
– His Excellency Ahmed Al-Khatib, Minister of Tourism
– His Excellency Bandar bin Ibrahim Al-Khorayef, Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources
– His Excellency Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hogail, Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing
– His Excellency Ing. Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha, Minister of Communications and Information Technology
International defenders of climate protection, led by:
– His Excellency Felipe Calderon, former President of Mexico
– Her Excellency Maryam bint Mohammed Al Muhairi, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment, United Arab Emirates
– The Honorable Lord Goldsmith, Secretary of State for Energy, Climate and Environment for Asia at the United Kingdom Office of Foreign Affairs and Development, United Kingdom
– Cheng Lin, Head of International Cooperation, Beijing Institute of Finance and Sustainability, China
Dr. Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General and CEO of the World Energy Council
– Jared Daniels, CEO, Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute
Lord Adair Turner, Chairman of the Energy Transitions Committee
– Gonzalo Muñoz, Champion of Chilean Climate Action at COP25
• CEOs leading the clean energy transition
– Amin Hassan Al-Nasser, President and CEO of Saudi Aramco
– Brian Maxwell, Founder and CEO of Green Hydrogen International
– Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO of ACWA Power
– Seifullah Qassemi, President, President and CEO, Air Products and Chemicals
– Patrick Boyani, President and CEO of Total Energy
In addition to the two-day forum dedicated to guests; The “Green Saudi Initiative” exhibition extends over a vast area, showing the scale and pace of the climate movement in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It opens to the public on November 7 and will run until November 18. Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to explore the diversity and importance of initiatives currently in implementation course in various parts of the Kingdom – from the creation of the world’s largest clean hydrogen plant in NEOM, to the successful resettlement programs of the Kingdom’s most endangered wildlife – seeking to achieve the overall goals of the Saudi initiative: green and ensure long-term positive change.
The organization of the Green Saudi Initiative Forum and Exhibition on the sidelines of the COP27 conference embodies the Kingdom’s commitment to cooperate to build a greener future for all. Continuing to discuss the goals set under the Green Saudi Initiative is further confirmation of the Kingdom’s commitment to achieving the goal of achieving neutrality zero by 2060 in in line with the Kingdom’s economic diversification and development plans.
For all the details of the forum and to register to visit the Green Saudi Initiative exhibition, please visit the link: (click here).