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Saudi Arabia | Project Carbon Zero
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Population: 32.28 million (2016)

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GDP per capita: 20,000 USD

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Carbon Emissions: 18.08 metric tons per capita

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Paris Climate Agreement: Ratified

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Number of MPS students: 1

Saudi Arabia faces many challenges including “desertification; depletion of underground water resources; the lack of perennial rivers or permanent water bodies has prompted the development of extensive seawater desalination facilities; coastal pollution from oil spills” (CIA World Factbook).

Saudi Arabia also suffers from many types of natural disasters yearly, including earthquakes.

Saudi Arabia seeks to reduce its annual emissions by up to 130 MtCO2e in 2030” (World Bank). Saudi Arabia aims have 10% of its energy come from renewable energy within the next 6 years.