Saudi Arabia reiterates its commitment to protecting 30% of its land and sea areas 


Tue, 2022-11-08 13:56

SHARM EL-SHEIKH: Saudi Arabia is committed to protecting 30 percent of its terrestrial and marine area by 2030, reiterated a top official at the UN Climate Change Conference, or COP27, being held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.  

The Kingdom currently has 16 percent terrestrial and 5.5 percent marine protected areas.   

The roadmap details were revealed to Arab News by the top official of Saudi Arabia’s National Center for Wildlife, which is also participating in the Saudi Green Initiative, an ambitious program launched by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last year.  

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