Saudi Arabia Commits to Planting 10 Billion Trees to Fight Climate Change

Saudi Arabia has committed to plant ten billion trees in line with its Vision 2030, to combat climate change and reduce carbon emissions, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Saturday. 

“I am proud to announce the Saudi and Middle East Green Initiatives, but this is only a start,” the crown prince said. 

The Saudi Green Initiative also aims to raise vegetation cover and preserve marine life by planting ten billion trees in the following decades said the crown prince, official Saudi Press Agency reported.

The project targets to reduce four percent of its global carbon emission contributions through its goal of producing half of the Kingdom’s energy from renewable sources by the year 2030, the agency reported.

In addition, the crown prince also announced the Middle East Green Initiative in collaboration with the Gulf Cooperation Council member states and neighboring Middle Eastern nations to plant 40 billion trees across the region. 

Further details on the initiatives will be announced in the following months.


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