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Saudi Green Initiative Workshop Brings Dozens of Local and International Experts

RIYADH: More than 50 national and international experts attended a workshop held at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology to discuss the implementation of the Saudi Green Initiative’s plans to plant 10 billion trees.

The event was organized by the National Center for Vegetation Cover Development and Combating Desertification in collaboration with KAUST’s Center for Desert Agriculture. Participants included representatives from Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

Many scientific topics and themes were explored in the workshops, such as agriculture in different environments, scientific methodologies for land cultivation and regeneration, urban factors such as roads, government and commercial buildings, public parks and mosques. I was.

It also used the latest international technology and expertise to focus on the greening of cities and the mechanisms of green development of urban environments and greenbelts.

Participants discussed the role of road networks and railroads in afforestation projects, and efforts to reduce desertification, developing abandoned farms using recycled water and collected rainwater to promote afforestation and food security. We discussed ways to reach our coverage goals.

The workshop will be part of the Saudi Green Initiative to come up with and establish rules for assessing the Kingdom’s situation regarding afforestation planning, determining future needs, developing a process for field surveys, and developing digital mapping efforts. It was part of the research project Geospatial Platform for National Reforestation.

Its aim is to develop a comprehensive strategy for planting trees and an action plan for managing partnerships across different sectors and organizations to help achieve the objectives of the Saudi Green Initiative.

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