Saudi Arabia to reach net-zero by 2060
The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud has revealed its intent to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060. According to Salman, the first wave of initiatives would deliver against the targets under the Saudi Green Initiative and include programs that aim to achieve more than 278 Mtpa carbon emissions reduction by 2030. This is more than doubling delivery against the emissions reduction target set forth at the announcement of the Saudi Green Initiative earlier this year. The kingdom will also plant 450 million trees and rehabilitate 8 million hectares of degraded lands by 2030, reducing 200 million tons of carbon emissions. It’s about the transformation of the capital city Riyadh into one of the world’s most sustainable cities is already underway. In addition, an increasing surface of land is being designated for protection in the coming years, to achieve the first 20 percent of the goal to protect over 30 percent of the Kingdom’s total land area. The transition to net-zero emissions will be done by preserving the country’s leading role in enhancing the security and stability of global energy markets.