Saudi’s Meaningless Climate Plan
By Paul Homewood
We finally have Saudi Arabia’s Climate Plan, and I cannot honestly say it was was worth waiting for.
Saudi Arabia is, you may remember, the 8th largest emitter of CO2 in the world, and this is based on consumption, not production of energy. All they have managed to come up with is a promise of avoiding 130 million tonnes of CO2e.
Note that this is not a reduction from current levels, simply a promise to emit less than they otherwise would have done – a figure they don’t even bother to quantify in their plan.
They even have the nerve to add this proviso:
So their plan is based around growing their economy in low energy sectors, but if they have to diversify into industrial sectors instead, the plan will be rewritten to allow for more emissions.
Heads we win!
Meanwhile, our glorious leaders seem determined to stitch us all up like kippers.
PS Still nothing from Qatar or Iran