Saudi Arabia wants to green the desert. Over the next decades, 10 billion trees are planned to be planted there. It is part of a wider plan to reduce CO2 emissions and soil pollution, put forward by the Saudi heir to the throne, Mohammad ibn Salman. He announced that by 2030 50% of Saudi Arabia’s energy will come from renewable sources.
Prince ibn Salman also said he is planning to plant an additional 40 billion trees with other Arab countries as part of the Middle East Green initiative. If this plan will see the light of the day, it will be the largest reforestation project in the world. As the prince emphasized, “the kingdom, the region, and the whole world must do more and act faster in the fight against climate change.”