Saudi Prince Mohamed bin Salmán announced this Saturday that his country, the world’s leading oil exporter, has set the date 2060 to achieve carbon neutrality.
According to the Saudi news agency SPA, Bin Salmán has specifically proposed reducing CO2 emissions by 278 tons by 2030, which is reporting on the prince’s participation in an environmental event in Riyadh.
In addition, it has announced that it will plant 450,000 trees in the first phase of the Saudi Green Initiative, an ambitious plan launched last March with investments of more than 700,000 million riyals (more than 160,000 million euros).
“Jobs will be created, there will be large investments in the private sector and a green economy will develop,” he said in a video message.
The Saudi Green Initiative plans to plant 10 billion trees in the country over the next two decades. 50 billion trees are planted across the Middle East.