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Proactively tackling climate change impacts

Increasing vegetation cover and helping combat desertification through carefully planned afforestation initiatives across the Kingdom.

Planting 10 billion trees across Saudi Arabia is equivalent to rehabilitating 40 million hectares of degraded land. This whole-of-society effort will help to restore vital ecological functions, improve air quality, reduce sandstorms, and much more.

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Tree planting provides numerous social and economic benefits

Efforts across the Kingdom are already having a positive impact.
  • 8.4+ Million

    Trees planted

  • Trees planted under Green Riyadh program

  • Shrubs produced in AlUla nurseries

SGI is taking a strategic approach to restoring natural greenery and protecting future generations.

Action 1

Development of the strategic master plan

Preparing a strategic framework based on scientific research insights to guide current and future phases of tree planting.

Action 2

Assessment and optimization of resource requirements

Mapping out the natural, financial, and logistical resources required for tree planting to optimize implementation.

Action 3

Assessment of plantation program impacts

Evaluating the environmental and socio-economic impacts associated with a large-scale tree planting program.

Action 4

Development of plantation guidelines and standards

Developing clear guidelines and standards for tree planting to preserve Saudi Arabia’s natural vegetation.

Saudi Arabia’s journey to 10 billion trees

142,000+
northern-border
75,000+
tabuk
2.1 million
madinah
85,000
hail
462,000
qassim
1.3 million+
makkah
1 million
riyadh
270,000
asir
1 million
jazan
300,000
abha
52,000
najran
2.6 million
eastern-province
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2021

10 million trees

2030

450 million trees

One target, many contributing initiatives

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A comprehensive framework is steering implementation to ensure that the 10 billion trees target is reached through a multi-faceted, sustainable approach. Tree planting initiatives will be implemented over several years, with 450 million trees and shrubs expected to be planted by 2030. This will not only improve the environment, but also create new employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for citizens and residents in Saudi Arabia.

Discover SGI’s other targets
Reduce emissions

Reducing emissions

Saudi’s green transition journey

Protect land and sea

Protecting land and sea

Preserving what matters

Follow our journey towards a green future

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