The Middle East Green Initiative signifies Saudi Arabia’s commitment to international sustainability efforts. It will enable the region to help protect the planet by clearly defining an ambitious road map that significantly contributes to achieving global targets.
It amplifies Saudi Arabia’s coordination and knowledge transfer with regional and international partners to achieve a significant global reduction in carbon emissions and deliver the largest reforestation program in the world.
The first Middle East Green Initiative Summit was hosted by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince in Riyadh on October 25, 2021. It facilitated a first-of-its-kind regional dialogue on climate. The leaders in attendance expressed their appreciation for the Kingdom’s initiatives and efforts in the field of the environment and climate change. They agreed to work together to tackle climate change and to hold the summit periodically to develop implementation plans to achieve the objectives of the Middle East Green Initiative.
Reduce carbon emissions by more than 10% of current global levels through several initiatives, including reducing carbon emissions from hydrocarbon production in the region by more than 60%.
Plant 50 billion trees across the Middle East, including 10 billion in Saudi Arabia, equivalent to 5% of the global afforestation target.
Saudi Arabia has also established the Green Initiative Foundation, a non-profit organization to support and ensure the implementation of Saudi Green Initiative and the Middle East Green Initiative objectives.
Co-operative Platform to accelerate implementation of the Circular Carbon Economy (CCE)
Regional Investment Fund for Circular Carbon Economy (CCE) technology solutions
Regional Center for Carbon Extraction Use and Storage
Regional Center for Sustainable Development of Fisheries
Regional Hub for Climate Change
Regional Center for Early Storm Warning
Regional Cloud Seeding Program that aims to increase rainfall 10-20% from the current baseline
Regional Initiative for Clean Fuel Solutions for cooking to provide clean food solutions to more than 750 million people worldwide
Middle East Green Initiative in Numbers
Will be invested in the initiative for clean fuel solutions and in the regional CCE technology solutions fund.