Saudi Arabia joins new climate change forum – State News Agency


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General view of Saudi Aramco’s Ras Tanura Oil Refinery and Oil Terminal in Saudi Arabia on May 21, 2018. Photo taken on May 21, 2018. REUTERS / Ahmed Jadallah /

Saudi Arabia will join the United States, Canada, Norway and Qatar in forming a new platform for oil and gas producers to discuss how they can support the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the official SPA news agency reported on Saturday.

Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest exporter of crude, will be part of the new “Net Zero Producers Forum,” which will discuss ways to meet net zero carbon emissions targets to limit global warming.

A source from the Energy Ministry said Saudi Arabia is committed to fully implementing the Paris Agreement, SPA reported.

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said in the past that the kingdom aims to reduce its carbon emissions by generating 50% of the country’s energy from renewable energy by 2030. read more more

US President Joe Biden unveiled plans to cut emissions by 50-52% from 2005 levels at the start of a two-day climate summit launched on Earth Day and virtually attended by leaders from 40 countries, including the major Chinese, Indian and Russian issuers. Read more

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