A spotlight on Saudi’s national climate action

Delivering tangible progress. Inspiring far-reaching change.

Held annually under the patronage of HRH Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, the Saudi Green Initiative (SGI) Forum gathers climate leaders to discuss best practice, highlight innovation, evaluate progress and drive forward substantive action in the race against climate change.


From ambition

to action

At last year’s SGI forum Saudi Arabia made a commitment to the world. The SGI Forum 2022, held in tandem with COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, will reconvene allies from across the climate ecosystem under the theme ‘from ambition to action’. Speakers will highlight the steps taken over the past year towards achieving Saudi Arabia’s ambitious national targets as well as laying out the roadmap for the coming years.

  • 1

    A year of SGI action

    Comprehensive overviews of progress and exciting developments over the past 12 months.

  • 2

    Saudi’s green transition

    Discussions on the multi-dimensional approach needed to reach net zero and the many initiatives Saudi is implementing to do this.

  • 3

    How to plant 10 billion trees

    Planting 10 billion trees is an ambitious target that needs proper planning to succeed. The SGI Forum 2022 will reveal more about the Kingdom’s roadmap to turning the desert green.

  • 4

    Protecting land, sea and biodiversity

    Updates on Saudi Arabia’s progress to protect 30% of its land and sea territories and save some of its most endangered species.


Key Local Speakers

HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman

HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman

Minister of Energy, Saudi Arabia

HE Abdulrahman Alfadley

HE Abdulrahman Alfadley

Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture

HE Adel Al Jubeir

HE Adel Al Jubeir

Envoy for Climate Affairs

HE Ahmed Al Khateeb

HE Ahmed Al Khateeb

Minister of Tourism

HE Majed Al Hogail

HE Majed Al Hogail

Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing

HE Eng. Abdullah Alswaha

HE Eng. Abdullah Alswaha

Minister of Communications and Information Technology

HE Bandar bin Ibrahim Alkhorayef

HE Bandar bin Ibrahim Alkhorayef

Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources

Amin H. Nasser

Amin H. Nasser

President & CEO, Saudi Aramco

International Speakers

  • HE Felipe Calderón

    Honorary Chairman, Global Commission on the Economy and Climate and Former President of Mexico

  • HE Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri

    Minister of Climate Change and Environment, United Arab Emirates

  • Cheng Lin

    Head of International Cooperation, Beijing Institute of Finance and Sustainability, China

  • Dr. Angela Wilkinson

    CEO Secretary General and CEO of the World Energy Council

  • Jared Daniels

    Chair, Global CCS Institute

  • Lord Adair Turner

    Chairman, Energy Transitions Commission

  • Brian Maxwell

    Founder & CEO of Green Hydrogen International

  • Paddy Padmanathan

    President & CEO of ACWA Power International

  • Patrick Pouyanné

    Chairman & CEO of TotalEnergies

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Forum program

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The SGI Forum will bring together government, business and institutional leaders, as well as experts, to showcase the tangible progress made towards SGI targets.

Curated around six content pillars, the Forum will also be a platform for forging partnerships crucial to accelerate progress toward Saudi Arabia's climate goals.


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What is the Middle East Green Initiative Summit?

The MGI Summit is a first-of-its-kind regional dialogue on climate, bringing together leaders on an annual basis to continue scaling up regional climate action through collaboration.

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

In November 2022, the MGI Summit convened leaders in Sharm El Sheikh. The second edition of the summit was held in tandem with COP27, ensuring that the climate solutions needed in the region continued to be considered on a global scale.

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

What is the SGI Forum?

Held annually under the patronage of HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the SGI Forum is a convening platform for climate leaders to discuss best practice, highlight innovation, evaluate progress against national targets and drive forward substantive action in the race against climate change.

For more information, visit the Saudi Green Initiative Forum page

Will Saudi Arabia be leading any other climate-focused events?

During the SGI Forum 2022 Saudi Arabia announced it is working with UNFCCC to host MENA Climate Week in 2023. Taking place in the lead up to COP28, this event will bring together regional and global stakeholders to explore challenge and opportunities, showcase innovation and solutions, and advance climate action.

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