Saudi Arabia stresses importance of equitable approach to renewable energy sources
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Dr Abdul Aziz Al-Wasel, on Monday stressed the importance of “adopting sustainable and cost-effective methods to achieve ambitious climate goals” .
Al-Wasel’s comments were made during a speech at the G77+ Chinese ambassadors’ meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York: “Carbon dioxide capture, use and storage — to ensure an energy fair path.” technology”.
“The Kingdom believes it is important to revitalize technology to address critical environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, energy security and access for all, and environmental protection. I am,” he said.
Key global challenges include unprecedented levels of open, inclusive and coherent cooperation to ensure sustainable economic growth, address environmental challenges and ensure energy security and access. He added that it is necessary.
He further emphasized the Kingdom’s commitment to international action and cooperation to tackle climate change.
In light of Saudi Arabia’s Green and Middle East Green initiatives, the kingdom has launched programs in the areas of environmental protection and energy conversion to contribute to a sustainable future, he explained.
“The Kingdom has proposed a circular carbon economy framework adopted by the G20 as the G20 Presidency. [reduction, reuse, recycling and removal],” He said.
By introducing the concept of a circular carbon economy, Saudi Arabia aims to achieve sustainable economic growth while promoting integrated solutions to climate change, he explained.
In a speech at the Saudi Green Initiative Forum in Riyadh in October 2021, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the kingdom aims to become carbon neutral by 2060.
The crown prince added that Saudi Arabia also aims to reduce its carbon emissions by 278 million tons annually by 2030, and that adopting a circular carbon economy based on zero waste will help achieve that goal.
Dr. Satham Al-Mozil, Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering at King Saud University, said that adopting an international approach to managing hazardous emissions is agreed by developed countries to combat climate change, conserve resources and Confirmed that it contributes to achieving energy sustainability.
Al-Mozil, who is also head of the technical team on green building and sustainability at the Saudi Standards, Measurement and Quality Organization, told Arab News: Planting trees and using advanced technology to reduce emissions or convert them to less hazardous gases.
“We believe that current and future measures to reduce emissions will have a positive impact on protecting the planet.”