Saudi Arabia advances 10 places in the “Green Future” index

السعودية تتقدم 10 مراكز في مؤشر “المستقبل الأخضر”

In the “Green Future” Index for 2022, issued by MIT Technology Review, affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the best universities in the world, Saudi Arabia rose 10 places compared to last year, after the Kingdom recorded remarkable progress in a number of main and sub-themes of the index.

The Kingdom’s rapid progress in the index was the culmination of the efforts, programs and initiatives led by Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, most notably his announcement of the “Green Saudi Arabia” and “Green Middle East” initiatives, and his announcement of the establishment of royal reserves that aim to increase vegetation cover in the Kingdom to achieve a number of goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. The Green Saudi Arabia and Green Middle East initiatives, as well as the circular carbon economy approach, are key pillars in charting the roadmap to reach the Kingdom’s ambitious targets to address the challenge of climate change.

The index report pointed to an improvement in the Kingdom’s ranking in the axis of carbon emissions 27 places, achieving 19th place globally, driven by the Kingdom’s announcement to double the target of its Nationally Determined Voluntary Contributions, by reducing emissions by 278 million tons per year by 2030, more than double what was previously announced in 2015, which amounted to 133 million tons per year.