MoU signed to combat desertification in Al-Baha region
Saudi arabia– On Sunday, the Strategic Office for the Development of the Al-Baha area and the National Center for the Development of Vegetation Cover and Combating Desertification inked a memorandum of agreement.
The agreement was signed under the supervision of the CEOs of the center, Dr Khalid Al-Abdulqader, and the office, Abdulaziz Al-Naeem, with the goal of enhancing understanding between the two organizations in the area of investment and vegetation development.
The Saudi Green Initiative, which launched a comprehensive effort to reverse environmental degradation and climate change through regenerative development, conservation, and sustainable practices, and Saudi Vision 2030 both have goals that must be attained, and the MoU focuses on creating an attractive investment environment that helps achieve these goals.
The MoU outlines the numerous themes related to the Al-Baha region, such as vegetation development initiatives as well as coordination and communication on the SGI. The exchange of information and expertise, as well as planning regional tourism initiatives and events, are additional subjects.
The MoU is one of several contracts and agreements that the NCVC has reached, and it is a part of its efforts to fight desertification, reduce sand encroachment, and protect natural resources in order to enhance living conditions and foster sustainable economic growth.
These programs also seek to better integrate and cooperate with public, corporate, and nonprofit entities, as well as to unite and coordinate national efforts to carry out vegetation rehabilitation projects.
The NCVC’s main priorities are the development, protection, and control of vegetation cover sites; the rehabilitation of damaged ones; the detection of encroachments on them; the fight against logging; the supervision of pasture management; the regulation of grazing; and the preservation and investment in forests and national parks. Through its several programs, it also backs international efforts to fight climate change and cut carbon emissions.
In collaboration with Aseer Development Authority and more than 12 government organizations, the NCVC launched an awareness campaign on July 28 under the theme of “sustainable parks” to raise public awareness of the need to preserve Saudi Arabia’s plant cover.