Saudi Arabia says it will reduce carbon emissions to net-zero by 2060

Saudi Arabia will reduce its carbon emissions to net-zero by 2060, the crown prince of the oil-exporting country said Saturday.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced the country’s long-term climate ambitions at the official launch of the Saudi Green Initiative Forum, the Saudi Gazette reported.

“We announce in this Forum, Saudi Arabia’s road map for protecting the environment and confronting climate change,” he said. “This annual forum will serve as a platform to launch our new environmental initiatives and monitor the impact of the previously announced ones.”

As part of the initiative, he said the kingdom would change its energy mix and increase efficiency, while investing in new sources, such as hydrogen power.

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