Featured Content: Student visit at SGI

We received an invitation to attend the Saudi Green Initiative (SGI) – Youth Green Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. SGI is a national initiative to accelerate climate action and enhance the quality of life by utilizing the expertise of ministries and private sector entities and foreign governments. It’s a part of the Vision 2030 targeting climate change, the greatest challenge of our generation. The event took place on the 23rd of October, 2021.

SGI

As part of this great opportunity, I was able to represent the voice of KAUST at the Summit along with my fellow students from KAUST. I think all youth, especially myself, appreciated the fact that many ambitious goals were announced with the Saudi Green Initiative (SGI). I can definitely envision a future where I can contribute to the mitigation of both local and global environmental issues. Hopefully, this initiative will inspire both global and Saudi Arabian youth to work toward a greener and more sustainable future. – says Fadhilah Aluraiei, a senior PhD student in our group

I learned much about the enormous efforts by the kingdom leaders to include us in decision-making in a variety of sectors, including energy, water, the environment, and education. The talk presented by Saudi energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud inspired me greatly. The youth were advised to continue learning, asking questions, presenting our vision, and raising their voices. – says Nawader Alquadhi, a junior PhD student in our group

Undoubtedly, Saudi Arabia is in the front row to lead the global green movement in the coming decades.

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