Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman restored Saudi Arabia’s commitment to climate change at the Future Investment Initiative forum in Riyadh earlier this year.
“We have long believed in the Paris Agreement and are doing everything in our power to achieve it,” he said, before challenging other countries to live up to the ambition. of the Kingdom in the campaign to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and thus mitigate global warming.
âEverything we do in the Kingdom will support emission reductions, and we are doing it voluntarily because the economic benefits (of new energy technologies) are clear. We will appreciate being seen as a reasonable and responsible international citizen, because we will do more than most European countries by 2030 to tackle climate change, âhe said, according to Arab News.
The 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York will see the Kingdom join the campaign on energy sustainability.
Vision 2030 meets the UN’s sustainable development goals; both visions seek to diversify the non-oil economy in order to reduce dependence on the sector.
In addition to the New York conference, this mission will also be transmitted to Glasgow during the COP26 meeting. This summit is the key to the next phase of the implementation of the Paris Agreements.
According to Arab News, Saudi Arabia’s position on climate change is clear: âThe Kingdom shares the concern of the rest of the world that global warming poses a risk to humanity if left unchecked. In addition, as a major player in global energy markets, Saudi Arabia has a great responsibility in protecting the planet. “