Saudi Arabia to host Middle East Green Initiative Summit in October

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman announced that Saudi Arabia will host the Saudi Green Initiative (SGI) Forum and the Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) Summit in Riyadh from October 23 to 25, 2021.

The SGI Forum and MGI Summit will bring together heads of state, governmental officials, corporate executives, academic pioneers, environmental professionals, and civil society. 

The two initiatives emerged from the Kingdom’s leadership role in safeguarding the environment and supporting the international community’s efforts to address environmental issues.

These major events reaffirm the Kingdom’s commitment to making a sustainable global impact in the face of climate change, and they will strengthen its efforts to protect the environment and the planet as a whole. The activities will help to accelerate climate action in a regionally and internationally coordinated way, with a focus on achieving global targets.

The SGI and the MGI are working together to plant 50 billion trees as well as pushing the region to meet more than 10 percent of global carbon reduction targets.

The Kingdom’s hosting of these two important events indicates its desire to enhance global efforts to combat climate change and expand its regional and global role in addressing even the most urgent environmental issues. The measures will help the Kingdom achieve its goal of ensuring a bright future for the planet while also protecting the health and safety of people all around the world.

SGI combines environmental protection, offsetting the impact of fossil fuels and sustainability programs to work towards four goals in the pursuit of a green future including transforming the energy mix, reducing emissions, greening Saudi and protecting land and sea.

The MGI, which was announced at the same time as SGI and expands SGI’s efforts on a global scale, in partnership with sister countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), neighbors across the MENA region countries, and other international partner governments.

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