Net-zero proclamations from the Persian Gulf

Net-zero proclamations from the Persian Gulf

A photograph of Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammed bin Salman

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Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, says it will eliminate climate pollution, domestically, by 2060.

The plan on relies heavily unproven carbon capture and sequestration technology, not on the reduction of fossil fuel use. The announcement made by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who approved the murder and dismembering of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, does not apply to pollution caused by the overseas combustion of oil and gas extracted in Saudi Arabia and exported, which accounts for approximately 10% of all global oil consumption.

The CEO of Saudi Aramco said on Saturday the company is seeking to reach net-zero emissions from its operations, though not its product, by 2050. The state news agency of Bahrain also reported Sunday that country aims to reach net-zero carbon emissions in 2060.

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