Saudi-sponsored high profile green forums to take place in tandem with COP27

Saudi-sponsored high profile green forums to take place in tandem with COP27

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohamed bin Salman announced Thursday that the second edition of the Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) Summit and the Saudi Green Initiative (SGI) Forum will be held in Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh, in tandem with the UN climate change summit, COP27.

The MGI Summit will be held on November 7, while the SGI Forum will be held on November 11-12.

The SGI Forum second edition will gather an elite line-up of climate experts and thought leaders to discuss the progress that has been made towards achieving the climate targets.

The theme of this year’s forum, ‘From ambition to action’, reflects Saudi Arabia’s determination to turn these targets into reality by catalyzing collective action to confront climate challenges that impact the entire world, according to a press release.

“We are holding them in tandem with COP27, an event bringing nations from around the world together under one roof, to advance global climate ambitions by inspiring joint activity at the local, regional, and international levels,” the crown prince was quoted as saying in the press release.

MGI and SGI were launched by the Crown Prince in 2021 to enhance Saudi Arabia’s environmental action, in line with the kingdom’s Saudi Vision 2030. The Middle East aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2060 through the Carbon Circular Economy approach.

Saudi Arabia, under the SGI, will plant 10 billion trees across the country and designate 30% of country’s land and sea territories as protected areas during the coming decades.

The UN climate change summit will be held in the Red Sea city of Sharm El Sheikh November 6 through November 18.

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