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Climate Mitigation Strategic Priorities for Saudi Arabia
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Climate Mitigation Strategic Priorities for Saudi Arabia

Priorities A More Ambitious Commitment to Net Zero Emissions by 2050, and a 50% Emissions Reduction by 2030 Increased Use of Carbon Capture to Enable Carbon That Is Captured to Balance Carbon That is Produced Increased use of renewable Energy so That It Constitutes 50% of Saudi Arabia’s Electricity Mix by 2030 Significant Investments in...

Climate Scorecard Progress Report for Saudi Arabia
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Climate Scorecard Progress Report for Saudi Arabia

This report is in the form of memos from Climate Scorecard Country Managers to Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework to Combat Climate Change (UNFCCC). Below is a description of the progress the country has made made in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015 and the...

International Agencies Are the Best Sources of Emissions Data for Saudi Arabia
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International Agencies Are the Best Sources of Emissions Data for Saudi Arabia

This Report was submitted by Climate Scorecard Saudi Arabia Country Managers Abeer Abdulkareem and Amgad EllaboudyBest Organizational Source: ARAMCO   Many of the publicly available, official figures for Saudi Arabia carbon emissions come from international organizations such as the World Bank, United Nations, and International Energy Agency. However these organizations most likely rely on gathering...

Saudi Arabia Experienced Unusually Heavy Rainfall Events in 2021
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Saudi Arabia Experienced Unusually Heavy Rainfall Events in 2021

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Saudi Arabia Country Managers Abeer Abdulkareem and Amgad Ellaboudy   Saudi Arabia has experienced three heavy rainfall events, with one being particularly deadly during 2021. On February 6 of this year, heavy rains fell on Tabuk Province in northwest Saudi Arabia causing street flooding; several people were trapped...

Saudi Arabia Sees Nuclear Energy In Its Future
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Saudi Arabia Sees Nuclear Energy In Its Future

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Saudi Arabia Country Managers Abeer Abdulkareem and Amgad EllaboudySaudi Arabia’s nuclear energy use Saudi Arabia currently does not rely on nuclear power at all for its energy use. Although it has been planning to implement nuclear energy for a few decades now, it fulfills its energy needs mainly...

Continued Dependence on Fossil Fuels in Saudi Arabia and the Lack of a Feasible Plan to Increase Renewable Energy
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Continued Dependence on Fossil Fuels in Saudi Arabia and the Lack of a Feasible Plan to Increase Renewable Energy

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Saudi Arabia Country Managers Abeer Abdulkareem and Amgad Ellaboudy   The biggest challenge for implementing the policy of increased Renewable Energy Capacity Program include continued dependence on fossil fuels energy sources and the small share of renewable energy in the nation’s total energy consumption. The majority of Saudi...

Saudi Arabia’s CO2 Emissions Have Increased Over 3x Since 1990
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Saudi Arabia’s CO2 Emissions Have Increased Over 3x Since 1990

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Saudi Arabia Country Managers Abeer Abdulkareem and Amgad EllaboudySaudi Arabia’s most current carbon dioxide emission number sits at 582.1 million tons per year, as of 2019. This is more than a threefold increase from its baseline emissions in 1990 of 185.5 million tons per year. Saudi’s share of...

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology: A Model Sustainable Mini-City
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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology: A Model Sustainable Mini-City

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Saudi Arabia Country Managers Abeer Abdulkareem and Amgad Ellaboudy   King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a model of a mini-city that has climate-conscious plans and programs and has earned a Platinum rating on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) scale. KAUST is...

Sakaka Solar Plant and Dumat al-Jandal Wind Farm in Saudi Arabia
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Sakaka Solar Plant and Dumat al-Jandal Wind Farm in Saudi Arabia

By Climate Scorecard Saudi Arabia Country Managers Abeer Abdulkareem and Amgad Ellaboudy   Most of the renewable energy projects in Saudi Arabia are either at the tender-bidding, construction and installation, or production trial phases. Therefore, it is too early to elicit the best practices in the production or distribution of renewable energy projects in the...

Climate Policy Recommendation: Strengthen Saudi Arabia’s Renewable Energy Program
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Climate Policy Recommendation: Strengthen Saudi Arabia’s Renewable Energy Program

Policy Recommendation: Strengthen Saudi Arabia’s Renewable Energy Program The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia can achieve a noticeable reduction in its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions if it fully implemented the Saudi Arabia National Renewable Energy Program. Initially, Saudi Vision 2030’s target was to achieve 9.5 GW of renewable energy generation by 2030. This goal has been...

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