The future of energy is green. At the inaugural Saudi Green Initiative Forum 2021, HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman revealed the roadmap for the Kingdom’s energy transition.

Ambitions announced include an upgraded Nationally Determined Contribution (278 mtpa), an aim to reach net zero by 2060, and joining the Global Methane Pledge to cut global methane emissions by 30%, placing Saudi Arabia at the forefront of the fight against climate change.

A set of ambitious initiatives focus on reducing emissions and increasing Saudi Arabia’s renewable energy capacity.

Saudi is reducing its carbon emissions through a multidimensional approach, which includes

Implementing energy efficiency programs

Implementing energy efficiency programs

Developing carbon capture technology

Developing carbon capture technology

Increasing public transportation

Increasing public transportation

Growing its renewable energy capacity

Growing its renewable energy capacity

5 initiatives under SGI will help to lower carbon emissions by more than 278 mtpa

2025

Enhance Saudi Arabia’s Energy Efficiency Program (SEEP)
Implementing new energy efficiency standards in power generation, water desalination, and electricity transmission and distribution

2030

Use captured carbon to produce chemicals and synthetic fuels
Use novel technologies to convert captured CO2 into 12 tons per day of small-scale green methanol

2030

Changing the energy mix towards a more sustainable one
Meet 50% of the Kingdom’s domestic energy needs from renewables, reducing emissions by 175 Mtpa and displacing ~1 million barrels of liquid fuel per day by 2030

2030

Become the world’s leading hydrogen producer & exporter
Capture more than 27 million tons of CO2 by producing 3 million tons of blue hydrogen and 1 million ton of green hydrogen per year

2035

Waste management transformation in Riyadh
Divert 94% of waste generated in Riyadh away from landfills and compost more than 1.3 million tons of biodegradable waste to reduce 4.1 Mtpa of CO2 emissions and create a proven waste management model to be rolled out across the Kingdom

Leading the charge to deliver a greener future

30×30

Saudi Arabia joined the Global Methane Pledge, a commitment to cut global methane emissions by 30% of 2020 levels by 2030

50%

Saudi Arabia will grow domestic generation capacity from renewable energy to 50% by 2030

Net Zero

Saudi Aramco aims to achieve net-zero Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions across wholly-owned assets by 2050

50%

The Riyadh Sustainability Strategy will reduce carbon emissions in the city by 50%

Greening Saudi

Protecting land and sea

Our Partners

SGI works closely with a diverse set of partners to advance progress towards reducing carbon emissions in the Kingdom. Partners include:

Ministry of Energy
Saudi Aramco
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
SIRC
National Center for Waste Management
Acwa
Saudi Energy Efficiency Center
Air products qudra

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