Saudi Arabia and America are committed to addressing the growing challenges of climate change seriously and urgently – Saudi News


Saudi Arabia and the United States of America issued a joint statement at the conclusion of the visit of Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry to Saudi Arabia, stating that the United States and Saudi Arabia are committed to addressing the growing challenges of climate change seriously and urgently. The two countries will promote the implementation of the Paris Agreement and actively promote a successful G20 summit in Italy and the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties in Glasgow. Countries stress the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and taking climate adaptation measures during the current decade to avoid the consequences of climate change.

The two countries affirmed their determination to work together to actively support and participate in the Green Saudi and Green Middle East initiatives, including in the field of clean energy, sustainable agriculture and land use, and to enhance efforts under the umbrella of the Zero Neutrality Forum for producers, including reducing methane gas. The circular carbon economy, clean energy technologies and carbon capture and storage. And cooperation on the promising future of clean hydrogen to address the most difficult sectors to reduce emissions, and work in partnership to accelerate the development and use of clean hydrogen, taking into account the initiatives of the two countries in this regard, and cooperation on accelerating the use of clean energy and low-emission electricity systems in the region, in addition to encouraging partnerships in the sector private sector, supporting ocean- and nature-based solutions to promote emission reduction and adaptation, as well as initiating collaborations to encourage climate change research in the areas of emission reduction and adaptation.

During their fruitful and lengthy discussion on their current and future initiatives, the two sides commended the efforts made by both parties, looking forward to working together and enhancing their work until the Glasgow meeting and beyond.


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