Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, has affirmed that the UAE is keen to build a secure future for humanity, and welcomed the ambitious goals of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain regarding carbon neutrality.
“The net zero goals announced by the Kingdoms of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain provide a significant boost to regional efforts to address climate change,” tweeted Sheikh Mohamed.
“The UAE stands ready to work with its regional neighbours and countries around the world to create a more sustainable future for all,” he tweeted further.
Bahrain has announced on Sunday that it aims to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2060, a day after neighbouring Saudi Arabia made the same pledge ahead of the COP26 climate summit.
The Gulf kingdom "aims to reach carbon neutrality by 2060, in order to face the challenges posed by climate change and to protect the environment", its official news agency said.
Bahrain will use technology including carbon capture, as well as tree planting, to compensate for its emissions, it said.
In 1932, Bahrain became the first Gulf Arab state to produce petrol.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince had said on Saturday that the world's top oil exporter aims to reach "net zero" emissions of greenhouse gases, mostly produced by burning fossil fuels, by 2060 - 10 years later than the United States.
He also said it would double the emissions cuts it plans to achieve by 2030.
Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and his energy minister said Saudi Arabia would tackle climate change, but also stressed the continued importance of hydrocarbons and said it would continue to ensure oil market stability.
They were speaking at the Saudi Green Initiative (SGI) ahead of COP26, the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow at the end of the month, which hopes to agree deeper global emissions cuts to tackle global warming.
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The summit is aimed at ensuring unifying Arab stances towards the critical circumstances the region is witnessing and their implications with regards to Arab security and stability, Sheikh Mohamed said in statements marking the emergency Arab summit.
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