“Reef Saudi Arabia” contributes to planting 13 million trees as part of the Green Saudi Initiative

2024-03-31 2024-03-31T22:31:53Z
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Weather of Arabia - The “Saudi Countryside” program for sustainable agricultural rural development revealed that it has planted 13 million trees in various regions of the Kingdom, which is a tangible contribution to the Saudi Green Initiative , which aims to plant 10 billion trees throughout the Kingdom.

The program explained that this number was registered on an afforestation platform, and is based on the program’s support for small farmers by providing financial subsidies, qualifying and training them, with the aim of improving their livelihood and developing agricultural methods, including afforestation programmes.

He pointed out that the number of beneficiaries of the program’s support to contribute to the Green Saudi Initiative reached 6,754 beneficiaries , and the supported varieties included coffee, roses, and fruits such as almonds, apricots, pomegranates, Bukhari, and peaches.

It is noteworthy that the Council of Ministers recently agreed to designate March 27 of each year as an official day for the Saudi Green Initiative , which reflects the great support and interest that this initiative receives from the wise leadership in the Kingdom.

Saudi Green Initiative in numbers

Saudi Green Initiative

Alongside the “net zero” plan, in which Saudi Arabia significantly increases its investments in renewable energy, it will also work to restore, conserve and manage 1 billion hectares of land sustainably by 2040.

The Saudi Green Initiative includes the ambitious goal of planting 10 billion trees, as part of efforts to rehabilitate 200 million hectares of degraded land. This target is a 4% contribution to global efforts to reverse land degradation and 1% to global efforts to plant a trillion trees.

The plan includes allocating 30% of the Kingdom’s area, amounting to 600,000 square kilometers, as protected areas, with a focus on protecting coastal environments.

For its part, the Green Middle East Initiative adopts a similar plan for the region, where the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will work in cooperation with other countries to plant 50 billion trees throughout the Middle East.

Read also:

What is the “Green Saudi Arabia” initiative and what are its goals?

Saudi Arabia | The Council of Ministers announces that March 27 is an official day for the Saudi Green Initiative


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