Saudi Press: Saudi Arabia's commitment to facing the challenges of climate change is demonstrated in holding MGI Summit

الثلاثاء 1443/3/20 هـ الموافق 2021/10/26 م واس
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Riyadh, October 26, 2021, SPA -- Saudi newspapers highlighted in their editorials today a number of issues at local, regional and international arenas.
Al-Bilad, Al-Eqtisadiah, Okaz, Al-Riyadh and Al-Yaum newspapers reported in their editorials that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been keen on paying attention to issues related to the environment and combating climate change, within the framework of comprehensive development included in its vision 2030.
In this regard, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz inaugurated yesterday Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) Summit with wide international participation to draw a regional map to preserve and raise the quality of life, in addition to protecting the environment and confronting climate change by reducing carbon emissions in the region by more than (10%) of the global contribution, the papers said.
The papers noted that MGI has become a main driver for the global environmental movement. It aims to plant 50 billion trees, through the largest tree-planting program globally, whereas this will contribute to achieving (5%) of the global targets for afforestation.
The newspapers added that the Kingdom's announcement that it will contribute to roughly (15%) in funding a two-climate initiatives, announced by HRH the Crown Prince at the summit reflects the extent of its interest in the climate action system in the region, in addition to coordinating efforts towards protecting the environment and confronting climate change.
Climate change is an economic opportunity for citizens and the private sector, which stimulated by the Middle East Green Initiative, will create quality jobs and encourage innovation in the region.
12:27 LOCAL TIME 09:27 GMT