(EFE) – Saudi Arabia will achieve a net-zero carbon emissions by 2060 and become a pioneer in environmental conservation, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Thursday during his visit to New York.
The prince’s speech to the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, “stressed the importance of strengthening coordination and international cooperation in climate change,” the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The Arab kingdom “will undertake all the necessary measures and regulations, including establishing a carbon fund, for fully achieving the 2030 goals of social, economic and cultural development and preserving the environment,” he told Guterres in a “very important and constructive meeting,” the agency said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, which also has massive oil reserves, said this week in New York that his country too wants to become the first to reduce the country’s carbon emissions.
Prime Minister Netanyahu announced on Monday the launching of an “ocean empire,” an initiative that will establish an institute of future affairs and allow him to operate a private company that has a guarantee of at least $2 billion to accomplish his ideas.