Bahrain announces intention to bring carbon emissions to net zero by 2060

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Manama, Oct. 24 (BNA): Bahrain's Cabinet announced today the intention to bring carbon emissions to net zero by 2060.


The Kingdom has already reduced emissions while growing the national economy by placing clean, green and sustainable growth at the heart of Bahrain Economic Vision 2030.


The Kingdom will adopt a circular carbon economy strengthened by various offsetting schemes including carbon-capture technology and afforestation.


Special Envoy for Climate Affairs and Chief Executive of the Supreme Council for Environment Dr. Mohamed bin Mubarak Bin Daina, said that the Kingdom’s commitment to protecting the environment remains firm.


"A multitude of measures have been undertaken to improve environmental protection across the Kingdom, led by HM the King and HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister," he said.


The government is committed to ensuring an environment that promotes sustainable development and supports future generations, he added.


"Climate change is a global challenge that requires cooperation and joint responsibility. We encourage other countries to join the global community in achieving sustainable development by unlocking the potential of a greener economy and working together to keep 1.5 degrees alive," he said.