HRH Prince Khalid Bin Bandar Bin Sultan, Saudi Ambassador to the UK
On 26 March, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Mohammed Bin Salman, outlined plans for two major programmes to tackle climate change in the Kingdom and the wider Middle East region. The Saudi Arabia Green Initiative and the Green Middle East Initiative will “raise vegetation cover, reduce carbon emissions, combat pollution and land degradation, and preserve marine life,” the Crown Prince said.
The initiatives come as Saudi Arabia seeks to bounce back from the estimated 5.4 per cent GDP contraction experienced in 2020, as the COVID crisis hit the world economy and depressed global oil demand.
Against this backdrop, Asia House welcomes back HRH Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the UK, to update Corporate Members on Kingdom’s plans to tackle climate change while boosting its economy in the lead up to the COP26 Summit in November.
The Ambassador will outline plans to diversify the Saudi Arabian economy and its ambition to become a global hub for green hydrogen, and how the Kingdom aims to build upon the success of its G20 presidency.
This digital briefing is held as part of the Asia House COP26 Programme – a series of events and research activities exploring the business and policy response to climate change in the run up to COP26 in Glasgow this November. Past speakers include Alok Sharma, President Designate of COP26, Ken O’Flaherty, UK Government’s COP26 Regional Ambassador to Asia Pacific and South Asia, and Preety Bhandari, Chief of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, Asian Development Bank.
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