Crown Prince Announces Mega SR39 Billion Initiatives To Fight Climate Change


World leaders gathered in Riyadh at the Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) Summit, which was launched by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

Speaking at the summit, the Crown Prince announced  two initiatives to combat climate change at a cost of SR39 billion ($10.39 billion). Saudi Arabia will be contributing approximately 15% of this.

Other major announcements were also made by the Crown Prince including one in which he mentioned that  50 billion trees will be planted in the region, through the world’s largest tree-planting program.

This program alone is expected to contribute 5% of the global target for afforestation.

Also announced at the summit were regional centers for climate change,  Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS), early warning systems and sustainable fisheries development.

In attendance at the summit were Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, Crown Prince of Jordan Hussein bin Abdullah II and U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry among a host of other diplomats.


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