Green initiative

Green initiative

(GS paper- 3, sustainable development

Source- The Hindu)


to combat climate change Saudi Arabia had launched the Saudi green initiative and Middle East green initiative

 progress towards goal-

  •  G20 Presidency-  one of the main pillars of the Saudi G20 Presidency was to safeguard the planet 
  • initiative introduced-  Global coral reef research and development accelerator
  •  platform to accelerate scientific knowledge and technology development in support of coral reefs survival, conservation resilience, adaptation and restoration
  • Acknowledged the circular carbon economy
  • Platform as a tool towards affordable, reliable and Secure energy and economic growth 
  • In 2016 the Crown Prince unveiled Vision 2030 a comprehensive roadmap to improve the quality of life of the citizens of the country
  • As part of this Saudi Arabia carried out a comprehensive restructuring of the environmental factor and established the environmental forces in 2019 

Saudi Green initiative- 

  • To raise the vegetation cover and reduce carbon emissions, combat pollution and land degradation and preserve marine life.
  • To reduce carbon emission by more than 4% of global contribution through a renewable energy program that will generate 50% of Saudi energy from renewables by 2030.
  • It is working towards raising the percentage of its protected areas to more than 30% of its total land area the representing roughly 6 lakhs square kilometre exceeding the Global target of 17%

-Khyati Khare

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