The world must act immediately to avoid the worst impacts of irreversible climate change and environmental catastrophe. To prevent the worst effects of climate change, we need to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. This means cutting global emissions by 7% each year until 2030. To achieve this, we must close the gap between the emissions expected as per current trends and the targeted levels needed to achieve a sustainable future.
Governments in the Middle East have realized the importance of reducing emissions. Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have pledged to reach net zero emissions by 2060, while the United Arab Emirates is set to do so by 2050. These goals for achieving net zero emissions signal a momentous shift in the region’s climate policies, especially since they significantly impact the region’s economic and social development.
Our latest report, written in collaboration with the World Government Summit outlines five actions that alone could close 80% of the gap in emissions needed to reach an ambitious net zero target in the short terms and pave the way for a more sustainable future by 2050.