Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry in Riyadh on Wednesday, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Kerry was on his first visit to the Kingdom after assuming the position of US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.
During the meeting, they reviewed international efforts to confront climate change, including Saudi initiatives to reduce emissions, environmental preservation.
“As a leading global oil producer, we are fully aware of our share of responsibility in advancing the fight against the climate crisis, and that, as our pioneering role in stabilizing energy markets during the oil and gas era, we will act to lead the next green era,” the Crown Prince said during the announcement of the initiatives in March.
Saudi Arabia and the US said they intended to work together to actively support and engage bilaterally on the Saudi Green Initiative and the Middle East Green Initiative, including on clean energy, sustainable agriculture, and land use.
The White House later released a joint statement saying “The United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are committed to addressing the increasing climate challenge with seriousness and urgency… Both countries affirm the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and taking adaptation actions during the 2020s to avoid the worst consequences of climate change.
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