Bahrain targets net zero carbon emissions

Bahrain aims to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2060 to face the challenges of climate change and protect the environment, the Cabinet has announced.

It also welcomed the launch of Saudi Arabia’s first phase of the ‘Saudi Green Initiative’, under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and the announcement by Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud that the kingdom will reach net zero emissions by 2060 through a circular carbon economy approach.

The Cabinet stressed the importance of these initiatives and their objectives in protecting the environment and facing the challenges of climate change.

The session also approved a memorandum by the ministerial committee for legal and legislative affairs regarding a request by the Supreme Council for the Environment to join an agreement on the establishment of the Global Green Growth Institute, which aims to promote sustainable development and improve economic, environmental and social conditions through international partnerships between the public and private sectors.

Another memorandum by the ministerial committee for legal and legislative affairs on pledges related to health and climate change, which are in line with Bahrain’s international commitments, and steps towards achieving an active role in climate action and the further development of the national health system was also discussed and approved.

Source: https://www.gdnonline.com/Details/981183/Bahrain-targets-net-zero-carbon-emissions

 

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