Today, Wednesday, Saudi Arabia and the United States issued a joint statement at the conclusion of the visit of Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry to the Kingdom, which included the commitment of countries to address the growing challenges of climate change seriously and urgently.
According to the statement, the two countries will work to promote the implementation of the Paris Agreement and actively encourage a successful G20 summit in Italy and the twenty-sixth session of the Conference of the Parties in Glasgow. Both 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, according to the Saudi Press Agency, “SPA”.
The two countries affirmed their determination to work together in active support and bilateral participation in the Green Saudi Initiatives and the Green Middle East, including in the field of clean energy, sustainable agriculture, and land use.
As well as promoting efforts under the Zero Neutrality Forum for producers, including methane reduction, the circular carbon economy, clean energy technologies and carbon capture and storage.
And work to cooperate on the promising future of clean hydrogen to address the most difficult sectors to reduce emissions, and to work in partnership to accelerate the development and use of clean hydrogen, taking into account the initiatives of both countries in this regard.
As well as cooperation on accelerating the use of clean energy and low-emission electricity systems in the region, and encouraging partnerships in the private sector.
They emphasized working together to support ocean- and nature-based solutions to promote emission reduction and adaptation, and to initiate collaborations to encourage climate change research in the areas of emission reduction and adaptation.
During their lengthy and fruitful discussion on their current and future initiatives, both sides noted the efforts made by both parties, looking forward to working together and strengthening their work until the Glasgow meeting and beyond.