Middle East Green Initiative Summit

25 October 2021

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 1:00pm GMT

Middle East Green Initiative Summit Program

  • 16:00 – 16:30
    Reception by H.R.H. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • 16:30 – 16:35
    Welcome Remarks

    Outline of Saudi Arabia’s Vision for Greening the World, and in particular the Role of Green Financing in Enabling the Transition to Green Societies

    H.R.H. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

  • 16:36 – 18:27
    Part I: Heads of State and Heads of Government Contributions on one or several of the below topics

    • Shaping a Common Future: Defining Green Policy Solutions for Common Environmental Assets – What Is the Threat? What Is the Opportunity?
    • A Joint Approach to Enabling the Green Transition: What Governments Can Do to Leverage Sustainable Finance?
    • How to Collectively Bring These Insights to COP 26?
  • 18:28 – 18:46
    Part II: Financial Sector Expert Contributions

    • The $50 Trillion Opportunity around the Green Transition: What Governments, the Financial Sector and International Financial Institutions Must Do to Ensure This Opportunity Can Become a Reality?
      Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO, BlackRock, United States
    • The Financial Sector’s Challenge and Opportunity in Leveraging Sustainable Finance to Enable the Green Transition
      Noel Quinn, Group Chief Executive, HSBC, United Kingdom
    • Financing the Green Transition: The Role and Tools of the Financial Sector
      André Esteves, Senior Partner, BTG Pactual , Brazil
  • 18:47 – 18:57
    Part III: International Perspective

    • Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary, United Nations
    • John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, United States
  • 18:58 – 19:00
    Closing Remarks
    H.R.H. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Middle East Green Initiative Summit will convene international and regional leaders to motivate consensus to deliver against shared environmental commitments. Springboarding from the national climate commitments enshrined in the Saudi Green Initiative, the Kingdom will work with its neighbors to combat climate change beyond its borders through collective action.

The Middle East Green Initiative Summit will:

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

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