Al-Naimi addresses Durban Climate Change talks

December 9, 2011

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi expressed hope yesterday that the Durban Climate Change conference, currently being held in the South African city of Durban, will pave the way for closer global cooperation in the fight against climate change. Minister Al-Naimi, who led the Saudi delegation to the summit, noted the necessity of either adopting a new long-term agreement on emissions, or extending the Kyoto Protocol. The Minister of Petroleum vowed that the Kingdom is ready to help the delegates reach a consensus on the issue. He explained that Saudi Arabia has made great strides in the field of environmental protection, citing its endeavors to develop solar energy and other renewable energy sources, the establishment of the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) and the King Abdullah City for Science and Technology (KACST) and the creation of clean fuel research centers.

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