Saudi Arabia Unveils Ambitious Goal To Reach Net-Zero Carbon Emissions By 2060


The Saudi Green Initiative (SGI) forum taking place in Riyadh has been garnering eyeballs for all the right reasons. Among the many things announced was a plan to reach “net zero” carbon emissions by 2060 and it was announced by none other than Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman himself. He stated the decision was in keeping with the Kingdom’s development ambitions, “while preserving and reinforcing its leading role in the security and stability of global energy markets.”

The announcement has drawn praise from around the world. Even Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has tweeted about it.

Oil giant Saudi Aramco has pledged to reach net-zero emissions from its operations by 2050.

Speaking at the forum, Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman al-Saud stated that the goal of reaching zero-net emissions by 2060 might be met sooner. With this announcement, Saudi Arabia joins a growing list of countries that set 2060 as a target to reach net-zero emissions including China and Russia.

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