Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the world’s largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, has announced it aims to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, joining more than 100 countries in a global effort to try and curb man-made climate change. The announcement Saturday was made by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in brief scripted remarks at the start of the kingdom’s first-ever Saudi Green Initiative Forum. The kingdom made the announcement a little over a week before the global COP26 climate conference to try and tackle global warming and its challenges. Although the kingdom will aim to reduce its emissions within its borders, it continues to invest in oil and export fossil fuels.