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Saudi Arabia Paid utmost Attention to Climate Change amid the Shift in Environment Sector to Realize Vision 2030

Jeddah, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has given utmost attention to climate change, in the framework of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud's unprecedented interest paid to the environment sector, represented by establishing a ministry for the environment.

In addition, a royal approval has been issued to endorse a national strategy for the environment and regulations related to the institutional framework for the environment sector, through five national environmental centers, as well as the environment fund.

A similar royal approval has been issued for the environment law, too.

These objectives and the shift in the environment sector meet the economic requirements with realizing environment protection, conserving it, developing and sustaining it, as the main theme, towards realizing the ambitious Kingdom Vision 2030, as it took into consideration and in an elaborate manner the modern life requirements, ecological aspects, the balance between economic requirements and realizing protection of the environment and developing it and conserving its safety and purity.

The Kingdom seeks to realize its ambitions in fighting climate change, through shouldering its commitments under international agreements and standards, to make international programs emanated from special agencies a success, to enable it to carry out its projects to protect the environment and maintain its potentials.

That has been presented through the two Green the Kingdom and Middle East initiatives, which are considered among paramount world initiatives, related to protecting the environment against climate change.

Saudi Arabia, as an oil producing and exporting country, considers protecting the environment and maintaining the world energy markets' stability as the heart of sustainable development and among the main objectives of the Kingdom Vision 2030, aiming to implement ambitious economic plans to diversify the sources of the Saudi economy, which basically depends on oil.

Recently Middle East Green Initiative announced by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince is indeed the largest forestation program in the world, and it has received the satisfaction and support of 11 countries in the region, to face ecological challenges in the region and the world, as well.

Source: Saudi Press Agency