“Today, we are ushering in a new green era for the region; in which we are collectively leading and reaping its fruits, in our joint belief that the effects of climate change are not limited to the natural environment only, but also to the economy and security of our nations.”

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud

The Middle East Green Initiative Summit serves to

Implementing energy efficiency programs

Create a first-of-its-kind regional alliance

Introduce the Middle East’s first pact on climate change

Developing carbon capture technology

Provide an intersection of knowledge and capital

Drive the investment and knowledge-transfer needed to solve common challenges

Increasing public transportation

Offer a stage for climate diplomacy

Foster the political will needed for transformative action

Attendees at the Inaugural MGI Summit

HRH Mohammed Bin Salman

Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia

HH Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani



HH Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Crown Prince


HRH Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa

Crown Prince


HRH Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II

Crown Prince


HH Maktoum bin Mohammed

Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Finance

United Arab Emirates

Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Prime Minister


Imran Khan

Prime Minister


Aziz Akhannouch

Prime Minister


Najla Bouden

Prime Minister


Aymen Benabderrahmane

Prime Minister & Minister of Finance


HE Mohamed al-Menfi



Alexander Novak

Deputy Chairman of the Government

Russian Federation

Ali Allawi

Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance


Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar

Vice President


Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Kt

Minister of Investment

United Kingdom

Bhupender Yadav

Minister of Environment and Climate Change


Bento Costa Lima

Minister of Mines & Energy


Dr. Yasmine Fouad

Minister of Environment


HE Saad bin Sherida Al Kaabi

 Minister of Energy


HE Saud bin Hamoud bin Ahmed Alhabsi

Minister of Agriculture


Riyad al-Maliki

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates


Dr. Selemani Jafo

Minister of State in Vice President’s Office


Bichara Issa Djadalla

Minister of Environment, Fisheries, and Sustainable Development


Mahmoud Ali Youssouf

Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation


Manlio de Stefano

Undersecretary of State of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation


John Kerry

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

United States

Amina J Mohammed

UN Deputy Secretary General

Ahmed Aboul Gheit

General Secretary of League of Arab States

Yousef Al-Othaimeen

Secretary General OIC

Larry Fink

CEO BlackRock

Noel Quinn

Group Chief Executive HSBC

André Esteves

Senior Partner BTG Pactual

Chen Weiqing

Ambassador of China to KSA


Ludovic Pouille

Ambassador of France to KSA


Niclas Trouvé

Ambassador of Sweden to KSA


C T Rubushe

Ambassador of South Africa to KSA

South Africa

Middle East Green Initiative Summit 2021 Program

  • Welcome remarks by HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Keynote addresses from Heads of State and government representatives about climate achievements and national climate roadmaps

  • Multilateral perspectives: Regional focus

    • Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary General of the League of Arab States
    • Yousef AlOthaimeen, Secretary General OIC
  • Financial section expert contributions: Financing the green transition

    • Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO, BlackRock, United States
    • Noel Quinn, Group Chief Executive, HSBC, United Kingdom
    • André Esteves, Senior Partner, BTG Pactual, Brazil
  • International perspective

    • Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General, United Nations
    • John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, United States
  • Closing remarks by HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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