Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman announced that his country will deploy “one of the largest carbon capture, usage and storage hubs in the world”.
The facilities, he said,  will be designed to capture 44 million tons of CO2 by 2035. That is 18 per cent of the 2022 global total – and equivalent to 15 per cent of the kingdom’s agreed climate targets by 2035.

Saudi oil giant Aramco lists several live CCS projects, including sequestration – burying harmful gases underground – and power for cars and trucks. But perhaps the best-known form of carbon capture is nature – trees, especially. As part of the Saudi Green Initiative, Saudi Arabia will plant 50 billion trees over the coming decades.

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