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The first workshop of the Awareness Program was held on October 30th 2017,
at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah

The Designated National Authority (DNA) and its member institutions are organizing a series of Climate Change Awareness workshops designed to engage academics in selected universities, both faculty and students on climate change issues. The program aims to introduce Climate Change, Paris Agreement, the Kingdom’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) as well as efforts to minimize the adverse economic and social impacts on Saudi Arabia arising from the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

The outreach program covers the following themes:

  • Overview of the Climate Change Agreements since 1992 and the role of DNA.
  • Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • The Role of Technology in addressing climate change.
  • Climate Change Adaptation Actions with mitigation co-benefits.
  • Energy Efficiency Initiatives of Saudi Arabia
  • Renewable Energy Initiatives of Saudi Arabia

The first of a series of workshops on the Awareness Program was held on October 30th 2017, at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah. The workshop was very successful with more than 350 in attendance including students and faculty members of both genders.  It has contributed significantly to enhancing the knowledge base and understanding of attendees on climate change issues, the Paris Agreement and the effects of its implementation on the economy and sustainable development objectives of Saudi Arabia, especially on the energy sector. Participants were also enlightened on how Saudi Arabia can contribute to international efforts to combat the effects of climate change through the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in ways that promote its national interest.  These contributions include actions and plans designed to enhance diversification of the Kingdom’s economy and promote resilience to adapting to the negative socio-economic and biophysical impacts of climate change.


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