Saudi Arabia, one of the world's leading oil producers, has announced a climate change target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to virtually zero by 2060.



Before the UN Conference on Climate Change Countermeasures, which will be held from the end of this month, the oil-producing countries have emphasized their willingness to take countermeasures.

In Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, an international conference was held on the 23rd, inviting representatives from each country and business people to discuss climate change countermeasures.



In this, Prince Muhammad, who leads economic policy, announced in a video message the goal of virtually zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060 through investment in new businesses and the introduction of renewable energy.



He also announced that he would participate in efforts by the United States and other countries to reduce global emissions by at least 30% by 2030 for "methane," which is said to have a greenhouse effect that is more than 20 times that of carbon dioxide.

For Saudi Arabia, which depends on oil for 60% of its national income, it is not easy to get out of the oil industry to maintain its finances.



Nevertheless, by setting goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions ahead of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change Countermeasures "COP26" starting at the end of this month, it is a form that appeals to oil-producing countries as well.

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