The Ministry of Finance of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth Affairs and Development in the United Kingdom organized a panel discussion on “Coordinating Climate and Environmental Assistance in Official Development Assistance”. Security in foreign aid to achieve positive effects on people, economy and environment.
Participants exchanged knowledge and experiences on how to protect the environment and invest in the environment and how to invest in clean energy to improve the livelihoods of the world’s poorest people.
Neil Crompton, British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, said: “Climate and environment are very important to achieve the Global Sustainable Development Goals, and this session on climate and development between Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom is an important initiative. Its kind.
Because the Kingdom and Britain are the largest providers of foreign aid; Partnership with Saudi Arabia and its leadership is crucial in tackling climate change, and with the approach of the United Nations Climate Change Conference “COP26”, it is important to exchange experiences of taking into account the environmental aspects of foreign aid. I see this as an appropriate opportunity to expedite this discussion and cooperation in this field.
For his part, Professor Abdul Aziz bin Mudaib al-Rashid, Minister of Financial Assistance for Macro-Financial Policies and International Relations, said: “This session is a wonderful attempt to discuss climate change in a timely manner. The Kingdom’s strategy for climate change during the Green Saudi initiative.”
The discussion comes ahead of the UK leadership of the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, and coincides with the launch of the Green Saudi initiative aimed at improving and protecting living standards. Future generations by increasing the use of clean energy and reducing emissions.
Sustainable growth goals show a lack of segregation between the economy and human development, ecosystems and climate change; Considering the risks and opportunities that operate in these interconnected systems will be crucial to achieving the goal of poverty alleviation.
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