Bahrain is set to cut emissions by 30 percent by 2035 and reach its net-zero emission target by 2060, His Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa said while speaking at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow.
He said, “Emissions reductions through investment in renewable energy is certainly a central feature of this approach. But, even as we increase renewable energy’s share of global demand, carbon will remain a fixture of the energy mix for many years to come. This means that billions of tonnes of carbon will need to be removed and sequestered each year if we are to arrive at net zero and limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
“While the Kingdom of Bahrain is responsible for just 0.07pc of global emissions, we recognise, not least as an island nation, that climate change is a global challenge that requires global solutions.”
Last month, Bahrain’s oil and gas minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa said that the world needs to find a balance between advancing net-zero targets and investing in hydrocarbons to support the global economy.
He told the media, “Energy is the most important commodity for human development. People can’t do without it. Under risk, we see that the costs are going to be high, we’re going to be hit by the economic cycle of low investments and high prices.”