Saudi energy minister optimistic Kingdom can achieve net carbon zero before 2060

The minister was building on earlier statements by the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during the Saudi Green Initiative in Riyadh

  
Saudi Energy Minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman al-Saud, attends a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 3, 2021.

Saudi Energy Minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman al-Saud, attends a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 3, 2021.

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said the Kingdom might reach the net carbon zero target ahead of the 2060 mark.

The minister was building on earlier statements by the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during the Saudi Green Initiative in Riyadh.

Carbon reduction efforts, including investing in renewable energy and the circular economy, will help the Kingdom achieve this goal, the energy minister said.

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