Saudi Arabia to join international forum on climate change: report

 Saudi Arabia to join international forum on climate change: report
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Saudi Arabia will join an international forum to address global warming and cut the country's emissions, according to its state news agency, Reuters reported

The middle eastern country, the globe's largest producer of crude oil, will join the "Net Zero Producers Forum" made up of the United States, Norway, Canada and Qatar to discuss the ways in which they can uphold the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, according to the wire service. 

Each of the countries are some of the world's most prominent oil and gas producers. 


The forum's goal is to get each country to obtain net zero carbon emissions.

President Joe BidenJoe Biden28 Senate Democrats sign statement urging Israel-Hamas ceasefire Franklin Graham says Trump comeback would 'be a very tough thing to do' Schools face new pressures to reopen for in-person learning MORE announced during a two-day White House climate summit this week that he would be working with other countries on climate innovation, but did not mention Saudi Arabia.

The White House virtual climate summit included leaders from 40 countries including China and Russia to discuss the strategies and commitments to combatting climate change. 

During the summit, Biden announced that the U.S. plans to cut its emissions by 50 to 52 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. The move is part of a goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. 

Saudi Arabia has said in the past they hope to generate 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2030 in order to cut back carbon emissions, Reuters noted.