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The region’s first climate alliance

Convening world leaders to deliver MENA focused action

The first Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) Summit was hosted by HRH Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister in Riyadh on 25 October 2021. It facilitated a first-of-its-kind regional dialogue on climate, with leaders in attendance from 28 countries agreeing to work together to tackle climate change. This year global leaders will assemble again to discuss and build on the region’s first climate alliance.

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From ambition

to action

This year, the MGI Summit is uniting leaders in Sharm El Sheikh, in tandem with COP27, to bring the needs of the region into global focus and drive solutions that leave no one behind in the green transition.

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    MGI one year on

    What actions have been taken to progress the targets committed to in 2021?

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    Planting 50 billion trees

    How do participating countries plan to turn the region green?

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    Regional knowledge sharing

    Updates on the centers that are being set up to catalyze emission reduction, boost innovation and protect the environment.

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    Leaving
    no one behind

    Details on MGI initiatives that are positively impacting lives and livelihoods across the region

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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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