Dr. Yousef Bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), praised Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman’s Middle East Green Initiative, which aims to contribute efforts to combat climate change in the Middle East.
The secretary-general emphasized that this outstanding initiative is in line with the objectives of the OIC Agreement, which calls for the protection and promotion of the environment for the benefit of all generations, as well as all efforts to achieve sustainable and comprehensive human development and economic progress of member states, while also enhancing the decisions made by the Islamic Summit.
The summit emphasizes the importance of confronting the economic and social challenges that are wreaking havoc on the region’s and world’s environment, as well as increasing the contribution of clean energy and natural resources, in order to achieve regional sustainability and improve quality of life.
Earlier this year, Saudi Arabia launched the Saudi Green Initiative and the Middle East Green Initiative to combat the threat of climate change. The Middle East green initiatives target various future strategies to combat climatic changes by 50 percent renewables in the Kingdom’s energy mix, reduce carbon emission by more than 4 percent of global contributions, planting 10 billion trees across Saudi Arabia, and protecting natural reserves and the land of the Kingdom.
The kingdom recalls the initiative in line with the objectives of Saudi vision 2030 which aims at reinforcing economic and investment activities, increasing non-oil international trade, combating climatic changes and promoting a softer and more secular image of the Kingdom.