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Paving the way to net zero emissions by 2060

Saudi Arabia is taking a multidimensional approach to emissions reduction.

The Kingdom has committed to have 50% of its power come from renewable sources by 2030. Beyond a domestic power mix transition, SGI is steering a range of ambitious initiatives that will reduce emissions. These include investing in new energy sources, improving energy efficiency, and developing a carbon capture and storage program.

Together, these initiatives will help Saudi Arabia meet its climate goals and ensure a sustainable future.

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Reducing emissions is essential in the fight against climate change

Efforts across the Kingdom are already having a positive impact.
  • Homes powered by renewables

  • Renewable energy projects under development

  • Buildings and structures retrofitted

Saudi Arabia is taking a whole-of-society approach to reaching its emissions reduction goals.

Action 1

Increasing energy efficiency

Enhancing Saudi Arabia’s Energy Efficiency Program (SEEP).

Action 2

Implementing the CCE framework

Accelerating broad implementation of the Circular Carbon Economy National Program to reduce, reuse, recycle and remove CO2 emissions.

Action 3

Investing in renewable energy

Changing the Kingdom’s current energy mix towards a more sustainable one, consisting of 50% renewable energy.

Action 4

Spearheading a new sustainable energy source

Becoming the world’s leading producer and exporter of clean hydrogen.

Action 5

Transforming waste management

Undertaking an ambitious waste management transformation project in Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia’s journey to net zero

Green Hydrogen Project
(under development)
NEOM

Will start producing 650 tons of clean hydrogen per day in 2026

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Sudair Solar PV Project
(under development)
Al-Riyadh

One of the world’s largest single-contracted solar projects (~1.5GW generation capacity)

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Sakaka Solar PV project
Al-Jouf

300MW generation capacity

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Dumat Al Jandal Wind Project
Al-Jouf

The largest wind farm in the Middle East (400MW generation capacity)

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Aramco Research Center
KAUST

Will spur innovation for the Circular Carbon Economy

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Layla Solar PV Project
(under development)
Al-Aflaj

91MW generation capacity

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AlUla solar energy hubs
(under development)
AlUla

500MW+ generation capacity

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Rabigh Solar PV Project
(under development)
Rabigh

300MW generation capacity

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Jeddah Solar PV Project
(under development)
Jeddah

300MW generation capacity

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Ar Rass Solar PV Project
(under development)
Al Qassim

700MW generation capacity

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Saad Solar PV Project
(under development)
Al-Riyadh

300MW generation capacity

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Shuaibah Solar PV Project
(under development)
Makkah

600MW generation capacity

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Qurayyat Solar PV Project
(under development)
Al-Jouf

200MW generation capacity

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Madinah Solar PV Project
(under development)
Al-Madinah

50MW generation capacity

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Rafha Solar PV Project
(under development)
Northern Borders

20MW generation capacity

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Yanbu Wind Project
(under development)
Al-Madinah

700MW generation capacity

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Al Ghat Wind Project
(under development)
Al-Riyadh

600MW generation capacity

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Wa’ad Al Shamal Wind Project
(under development)
Northern Borders

500MW generation capacity

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Al Henakiyah Solar PV project
(under development)
Al-Madinah

1,500MW generation capacity

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Tubarjal Solar PV project
(under development)
Al-Jouf

400MW generation capacity

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2030

278 mtpa CO2 emissions reduced by

2060

KSA Net zero
  • wind
    Wind Project
  • Solar
    Solar PV project
  • hydrogen
    green hydrogen facility
  • carbon
    carbon capture

One emissions reduction target, many contributing initiatives

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Ambitious initiatives are being implemented across Saudi Arabia to combat the impacts of climate change and create a cleaner, greener future for all. These include implementing comprehensive energy efficiency programs, making significant investments in clean hydrogen and renewable energy sources, and developing cutting-edge carbon capture technology.

Discover SGI’s other targets
Greening Saudi

Greening Saudi

Turning the desert green by planting 10 billion trees

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Protecting land and sea

Preserving what matters

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