Championing climate action at home and abroad

With the right mix of ambition, expertise, and innovation, anything is possible. Welcome to the Saudi Green Initiative.

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"The Saudi and Middle East Green Initiatives are only a start. The Kingdom, the region and the world needs to go much further and faster in combatting climate change. Beginning this journey to a greener future has not been easy, but we are not avoiding tough choices. We reject the false choice between preserving the economy and protecting the environment."

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud

Our Purpose

Under the patronage of HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi Green Initiative will chart a path for the Kingdom in protecting the planet.

With ambitious targets spanning the coming decades, the national initiative aims to improve quality of life and protect future generations by increasing reliance on clean energy, offsetting the impact of fossil fuels and protecting the environment. Through the Middle East Green Initiative, Saudi Arabia will spearhead regional efforts to achieve global targets to combat climate change.

Saudi Green Initiative targets

Emissions

Increase the share of renewables in the Kingdom’s energy mix from 0.3% to 50% by 2030

Reduce carbon emissions by more than 4% of global contributions

Plant 10 billion trees across Saudi Arabia in the upcoming decades

Raise the percentage of protected areas to more than 30% of Saudi Arabia’s total land area

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Some of our key partners

The Saudi Green Initiative brings together the public and private sectors to maximize impact.

Ministry of Environment Water and Agriculture logo
Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia
Ministry of Energy
Royal Commission for Riyadh logo
Neom
Royal Commission for AlUla
Saudi Aramco
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
Acwa Power

FAQs

The Saudi Green Initiative is an ambitious national initiative for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that aims to improve the quality of life and protect future generations. Under the patronage of HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi Green Initiative will increase the Kingdom's reliance on clean energy, offset the impact of fossil fuels and combat climate change.

Since the launch of Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia has made tremendous progress in addressing its unique environmental challenges, but there is much more to be done. As a leading global energy producer, Saudi Arabia fully recognizes its share of responsibility in advancing the global fight against the climate crisis. With its ambitious plans and targets, the Saudi Green Initiative is a leap forward within our ambition to become a global leader in forging a greener future.

The Saudi Green Initiative and Middle East Green Initiative are a continuation of environmental efforts that have taken place since the launch of Vision 2030 in 2016 to address the environmental challenges Saudi Arabia faces.

We have already raised the percentage of natural reserves from 4% to more than 14%, and increased vegetation cover by 40% in the past 4 years.

This is a long-term plan to protect the planet. Our targets span the next two decades, and we will be establishing a foundation to oversee delivery of the initiatives under the Saudi Green Initiative and the Middle East Green Initiative.

The Saudi Green Initiative is a national initiative under the patronage of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. To support its ambitions and targets, the initiative will draw on the expertise and resources of multiple Saudi ministries and private sector partners.

A detailed roadmap that outlines how we will deliver against the ambitious targets for the Saudi Green Initiative will be published in the coming months.

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