RIYADH: The Saudi Green Initiative is gearing up for the third edition of its forum on Dec. 4, during the UN Climate Change Conference at Expo City in Dubai.
SGI, through hosting a multitude of expert-led talks under the theme “From Ambition to Action,” aims to convene senior governmental officials, climate experts and CEOs to share their collective insights on what additional measures are required to address the pressing challenges climate change poses.
Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi minister of state and climate affairs envoy, told Arab News that the Kingdom’s approach to climate change is an inclusive one, rooted in cooperation, exchange of expertise, and multilateral efforts between all nations.
The forum will feature a series of panel discussions exploring the key themes under four event pillars: Industrial Plays, The Financial Architecture of Tomorrow, Innovative Transitions, and Coherence for Impact.
The sessions will examine topics ranging from clean energy scaling, desertification mitigation, climate technology innovation, and safeguarding the Red Sea, as well as sustainable urban planning, carbon capture utilization and storage, hydrogen technology and ESG investments.
Key speakers at the forum include Bill Winters, CEO of Standard Chartered, Angela Wilkinson, secretary-general and CEO of the World Energy Council, François Jackow, CEO of Air Liquid, and several Saudi governmental officials.
In addition to the forum, the SGI Gallery will be open daily throughout the conference, displaying the breadth and depth of climate action initiatives taking place across Saudi Arabia and the range of entities, projects and individuals behind these efforts.
Visitors to the SGI Gallery will discover how the Kingdom is progressing toward its targets and learn more about the multitude of sustainable initiatives already delivering results across the country.
Under the patronage of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the SGI aims to chart a path for the Kingdom’s sustainability initiatives, with targets spanning the coming decades.
The national initiative seeks to improve the quality of life and protect future generations by increasing reliance on clean energy, offsetting the impact of fossil fuels, and protecting the environment.