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MGI: powering regional climate action

Combating climate change through collaboration, knowledge exchange and investments in the green economy.

What is MGI?

A regional initiative for positive global impact

The Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) is a regional effort led by Saudi Arabia to mitigate the impact of climate change on the region and to collaborate to meet global climate targets. By increasing regional cooperation and creating the infrastructure needed to reduce emissions and protect the environment, MGI can amplify impact in the global fight against climate change.

By putting the planet first, MGI will not only deliver environmental impact, but will also create far-reaching economic opportunities. Sustainable development in the region will spur economic diversification, job creation, and private sector investment - thereby benefiting future generations while forging a greener future.

Why MGI?

Climate change knows no borders

  • sun

    Across the Middle East and North Africa, the repercussions of rising temperatures are already impacting livelihoods and opportunities.

  • climate action

    Extreme weather events including droughts and heavy rains will become more common in the region if global temperatures continue to increase.

  • environmental

    The economic impact of dust storms in the region exceeds US$ 13 billion annually.

  • green economy

    In order to achieve effective climate action, an alliance is required that will unify and support relevant stakeholders across the region.

  • quality of life and protect

    MGI exists to unite leaders across the region to achieve the common goal of combating climate change.

Endorsing Countries

United States
Brazil
Algeria
Morocco
Tunisia
Libiya
Chad
Egypt
Tanzania
South Africa
United Kingdom
France
Sweden
Italy
Greece
Jordan
Saudi Arabia
Qatar
Kuwait
Bahrain
United Arab Emirates
Oman
Yemen
Djibouti
Iraq
Palestine
India
Pakistan
China
Russia
Algeria
Bahrain
Brazil
Chad
Djibouti
Egypt
Greece
India
Iraq
Italy
Jordan
Kuwait
Libya
Morocco
Oman
Pakistan
Palestine
Qatar
Russian Federation
Saudi Arabia
Tanzania
Tunisia
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Yemen
MGi Targets

Rallying the region in a shared vision

The Middle East Green Initiative has set ambitious targets that take decisive action against climate change.

MGi Initiatives

A multidimensional approach to climate change

Under the Middle East Green Initiative, Saudi Arabia seeks to unify stakeholders across the region to prevent, mitigate and adapt to the risks posed by climate change.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the Middle East Green Initiative (MGI)?

The MGI is a first-of-its-kind regional alliance.

Inaugurated in 2021, and spearheaded by Saudi Arabia, MGI exemplifies The Kingdom’s commitment to leading international sustainability efforts.

MGI provides ambitious and clearly defined roadmap for regional climate action, ensuring a coordinated and localized response to the specific way climate change is impacting countries in the region.

What is the Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) Summit?

The MGI Summit is first-of-its-kind regional dialogue on climate, bringing together leaders from across the MENA region and beyond.

The first MGI Summit was hosted by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince in Riyadh on October 25, 2021. This event saw leaders in attendance agreeing to work together to tackle climate change across the region.

This year, the MGI Summit is convening leaders in Sharm El Sheikh, in tandem with COP27. Saudi Arabia will do its part as a G20 economy and significant contributor to climate action to make sure that the climate solutions needed in the region are considered on a global scale.

For more information, visit the Middle East Green Initiative Summit page

What is Saudi Arabia’s role in the Middle East Green (MGI) Initiative?

Saudi Arabia is spearheading MGI, a prime example of the country’s commitment to leading international collaborations that will combat climate change and achieve a more sustainable global future.

Saudi Arabia is also taking the lead on establishing and funding regional centers and programs that make up the infrastructure necessary to scale up regional coordination as part of MGI, to protect the environment and reduce emissions.

What are the aims of the Middle East Green Initiative (MGI)?

MGI has provided an ambitious and clearly defined roadmap for regional climate action. MGI will deliver the largest reforestation program in the world as well as significantly contribute to achieving the emissions reduction targets under the Paris Agreement.

Actions taken under the MGI umbrella will not only positively impact the environment, but will spur economic diversification, job creation, and private sector investment.

Why is the Middle East Green Initiative needed (MGI)?

The countries covered by MGI are some of the hottest and driest on earth - areas that are already seeing the impact of climate change through rising temperatures and extreme weather events. This particular set of circumstances necessitates a specific and regionally-led approach to climate change. Saudi Arabia will do its part as a G20 economy and significant contributor to climate action to make sure that the climate solutions needed in the Middle East and North Africa are considered on a global scale.

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