UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology Sultan Al Jaber said the transition to renewable energy will take time, requiring them to switch engines and refine energies to change the current energy mix.
This is what Al-Jaber said at the first edition of the annual forum of the Green Saudi Initiative in Riyadh, which deals with launching new environmental initiatives for the Kingdom and following up on the impact of the initiatives already announced, in order to achieve the objectives. of the Green Saudi Initiative.
Al-Jaber considered in the first session of the forum, that “the world walked asleep, so to speak, and there hasn’t been a real renaissance by stepping back and deepening in the sense that we perform an energy transition process, for all of us. we are adopting and committing ourselves to renewable energy goals, but no Economic reality requires a global approach to energy can be overlooked..
He added that reducing carbon emissions requires conforming to truth and reality on the ground, and therefore we cannot ignore the impact of oil and gas in helping meet global energy, and we in the UAE continue. to reduce costs and carbon emissions, and this will take time and we must recognize that there is a decline in investment in conventional energy in recent years and warn of the importance of these investments to help deliver the energy mix that the world needs.
He believes that continuous investment will be the backbone of the transformation of the energy mix in compliance with the desired environmental objectives.
Over the course of 3 days, Saudi Arabia will present its plans to implement the Green Saudi Initiative and the Green Middle East Initiative, planting a number of tree species that will enhance the region’s ecosystem.
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 emissions cuts to combat global warming, according to Reuters .
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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