Country: Saudi Arabia
Designation: Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Climate Envoy
Al-Jubeir has been the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs since December 2018 and was appointed as the first Saudi climate envoy following a royal decree in May 2022. Saudi Arabia’s Middle East Green Initiative aims to plant up to 50 billion trees in the Middle East, with $2.5 billion to support the initiative. At the UN General Assembly in September 2023, Al-Jubeir highlighted Saudi Arabia’s goal to double its contributions to reducing emissions by 278 million tons annually by 2030 compared to 2015.