Climate change: It's real, scary and deadly if ignored.

The world’s biggest powers have debated the issue of climate change at length. They came together in 2015 to find possible solutions to curtail its impact. 195 countries made history in 2015 when they signed the Paris agreement, the world's most ambitious pact to limit carbon emissions. Saudi Arabia was one of the countries to pledge allegiance to it. Despite the US reneging on the pact, most countries including some of its close allies like Saudi Arabia decided not to withdraw from it.

Over the last five years, renewable energy has gained global prominence. Last year itself, global investments in renewable energy summed up to more than US$214 billion with countries like China, the United States of America and Canada, investing heavily in wind, hydro, solar and biofuel infrastructure schemes. Saudi Arabia is not far behind in the development of this sector.

The discourse on renewable sources of energy and other issues of the environment in Saudi Arabia is moving increasingly to the fore. Saudi Arabia, primarily being a desert area and an oil rich country, needed to find a way to diversify its energy mix and use what is available to its full potential. In an announcement made in March 2014 by a government agency— The General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection— all companies were made duty-bound to meet new benchmarks for air, water, and noise pollution by 2019. The energy sector has increasingly emphasized on the use of renewable energy and new technologies under Vision 2030.

The normal temperatures of Riyadh oscillate between 44 to 46 degrees Celsius which makes the city an almost perfect setting for solar power plants. This considerable solar potential will help reduce its reliance on fossil fuels which are fast depleting across the globe. As mentioned above, the move towards renewable energy has started in the country. For instance, on the campus of Riyadh’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KAUST), a huge field of solar panels and solar photovoltaic (PV) cells have been installed to provide hot water to all campus buildings and create and distribute power to the buildings.

The world’s biggest oil producer has plans to be completely driven by renewable and low-carbon forms of energy. In its endeavor to do so, it has embarked upon a new economic journey, towards energy diversification and long term prosperity.

In the next six years, Saudi Arabia intends to produce 10 percent of its power from renewable sources of energy. This drive is likely to see the kingdom develop 30 solar and wind projects by 2023 to boost its electricity generation and reduce the burning of crude oil. It is aiming at a production of 9.5 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy which involves an estimated investment between $30 billion and $50 billion. This brave effort could potentially replace the equivalent of 80,000 barrels of oil a day which is burnt right now for power generation in the country.

Under the purview of this goal, it recently announced a first of a kind wind energy project. The move intended to embolden the private sector’s contribution to the vital domain of green energy, Energy and Industry ministry said that Saudi Arabia is expected to let out an average of 400 megawatts (MW) of electricity produced by wind turbines.

Saudi Arabia’s Energy Ministry also invited bids for a 400-MW wind power plant, the first ever wind project to be built in northwestern Saudi Arabia. After relying on oil to fuel its economy for more than half a century, Saudi Arabia is turning to another abundant natural resource to take it beyond the oil age -- desert. The kingdom is converting thousands of square kilometers of sand into new cities as it seeks to diversify away from crude, create jobs and boost investment.

Saudi Arabia has collaborated with global leaders in environmental management systems to work together to build a monitoring system that employs air and water quality sensors to constantly monitor environmental pollution. The new system has already been installed in the industrial cities of Dammam, Mecca, and Riyadh. The environmental data collected will also be used to develop environmental strategies and systems, for the development of eco-friendly industrial cities.

National Energy Services Company, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia signed an MoU with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under the administration of Ministry of Power, India to implement energy efficiency programs and scale-up demand side measures in the Gulf country. EESL will provide consultancy and expand the capacity of the National Energy Services Company, which is instituted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to implement energy efficiency schemes.

The kingdom is all set to host a two-day Renewable Energy Summit 2017 in October 2017 which would focus on the latest renewable technologies and solutions. The display of technologies is likely to help Saudi Arabia reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to the global climate action outlined in the Paris climate agreement. Moreover, these energy targets are expected to create employment opportunities for Saudi Arabian population. A report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) estimated that achieving these targets could create an average of 140,000 jobs in a year.

The kingdom’s move towards adoption of renewable forms of energy is positive news given that the move would make the country a much more environmentally responsible regional leader in the GCC region and would also help spread the use of clean energy. Under Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia is charting a new course to reinvent its society. Its renewable energy goals are crucial to this change, and will also reshape the kingdom’s regional and global role.

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  • WorldwideWorldwide Achievers Felicitated the Winners of Business Leaders Summit & Awards 2017
Worldwide Achievers organized Business Leaders Summit & Awards 2017 in association with ZEE BUSINESS as Telecast Partner and Achievers India as Magazine Partner Ceremony to felicitate India's leading top Banking Sector, Telecom Industry, Manufacture Industry, Service Industry, Healthcare & Wellness, Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism. The event was held at Hotel, The Leela Mumbai on 07th August 2017.

Business Leaders Summit – an open platform that brings together some of the India’s most brilliant minds to share their leadership strategies and insights into financial, economic and management issues. The main purpose of the summit is to focus on business & service sector, challenges and opportunities in the respective field. The theme of the Summit is revolved around various topics “Impact of GST on Indian economy and common man?”, “Privatization will lead to less corruption?”, “Is foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail sector good for India?”, “India- still attractive investment destinations?”

The awards were based on a comprehensive market research study and opinion surveys conducted by Worldwide Achievers. Shri Syed Shahnawaz Hussain (National Spokesperson of the Bhartiya Janata Party), Shri Ramdas Athavale (Minister of state for social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India), Shri Deepak Vasant Kesarkar (Minister of state for home(rural), finance and planning Govt. of Maharashtra) Mr. Annu Kapoor (India Film and Television Actor) Mr. Manoj Joshi (India Film, Stage and Television Actor) Mr. Rakesh Bedi (India Film, Stage and Television Actor) were the Chief Guest & Guest of Honor at the gala ceremony and gave away the award certificates & trophy to the winners which included Individuals/organizations from all across India.

ASR INDUSTRIES- Best Manufacturer of Jigs & Fixture Company of the Year
MR. GEORGE V NEREAPARAMBIL- Life Time Achievement Awards
MEDITECH ELECTRONIC- Best Manufacturer for Medical Equipment in Delhi
TRISHULIN OVERSEAS- Best Home Furnishing Designing & Manufacturing Company of the Year
EBRANDZ SOLUTIONS- Best Digital Marketing Company in India
PEE KAY WOOD INDUSTRIES- Most Promising Wood Industry in Southern India
MRS. ROOPA PAHWA- India’s Leading Women of The Year
NARMADA BIO-CHEM LIMITED- Best Manufacturer of Organic & Bio-Chemical Fertilizers of the Year
SAI PROJECTS & SYSTEMS PVT. LTD. - Best Factory Automation Systems Company in Karnataka
PREMIER SOLAR SYSTEMS PVT. LTD. - Most Promising Green Energy Company of the Year
NEW MAJIDPUR TEA ESTATE- Most Promising Producer of Green Leaf of the Year
CODON BIOTECH PVT. LTD. - Best Bio-Technology Company of the Year
AGI INFRA LTD. - Most Affordable Residential Developer in Punjab
CRL DIAGNOSTICS PVT. LTD. - Fastest Growing Pathology Lab in North India
SREE GOKULAM CHIT & FINANCE CO (P) LTD.  - Most Promising Finance Company in Southern India
WINDSONN EXIM LIMITED - Best Pharmaceutical Research & Sourcing Company of the Year
BR SOFTECH PVT. LTD. - Best Emerging Mobile Apps and Game Developer in India
OCEAN EXPRESS MANAGEMENT PVT. LTD. - Best Seafarer Recruiter in India
GSC GLASS LTD. - Most Trusted Glass Processing Company of the Year
VILLAGE FINANCIAL SERVICES - Most Promising Micro Finance Company in India
HINDUSTAN OLYMPAID FOUNDATION - Best Education Olympiad Foundation of the Year
MEDICARE MATTRESS - Most Promising Manufacture of Orthopaedic Mattresses in Dubai
MADHUSUDHAN ASSICOTES - Best Fire Production Company in Dubai
Y-STAR CINE & TELEVISION PVTL LTD - Best Film Production & Ad Film Making Company of the Year
MR. JAYANT GILATAR - Best Director for Educational Film- Chalk N Duster
MR. JITEN PUROHIT - Best Short Film on Social Message- Sweet 60
MONEYPLANT DMCC - Best Trading On Regulated Exchange Company in Dubai
DR. AJAY MAGAN - Best Cosmic Healer of the Year
MR. MAHESH SHARMA - Entrepreneur of the Year
VISION BEYOND RESOURCES INDIA PVT. LTD. - Best RPO & HR Consulting Service Provider from Uttar Pradesh
GLOBAL ADVERTISERS - Most Promising Outdoor Advertising Agency in Western India
HI-TECH SWEET WATER TECHNOLOGIES PVT LTD - Best Manufacturers of RO Water Treatment Systems of the Year 
NIGHTINGALE FINVEST PVT. LTD. - Best Micro Credit Finance Company in Assam
MPPKVVCL - Best Corporate Trainer in Madhya Pradesh
DREAMLINE TECHNOLOGIES PVT. LTD. - Best It Service Provider in Bihar
FLOWCHEM ENGINEERING PVT. LTD. - Most Promising Manufacturer of Pump in India
SS INFORMATION SYSTEMS PVT. LTD. - Best It System Integration Service Provider in Tamil Nadu
PURE & CURE HEALTHCARE PVT. LTD. - Most Trusted Manufacturer of Pharmaceutical of the Year
ONYX ENGINEERING COMPANY - Best Control System Integrator Company in Maharashtra
STS PVT. LTD. - Most Promising IT Company in West Bengal
ROERICH HEALTHCARE - Best Exporter of Pharmaceutical of the Year
SURESH METAL FINISHERS PVT. LTD. - Best Electroplating Company in Telangana
INOVIES - Best Web Designing Development Company in Telangana
INDUS NET TECHNOLOGIES PVT. LTD. - Most Promising Digital Service Company in India
ADARSH COOPERATIVE BANK LTD. - Most Trusted Cooperative Bank in India
BOTHRA METAL & ALLOYS LTD - Most Promising Manufacturer of Aluminium Product of the Year
HYATT PLACE, PUNE - Best Business Hotels in Pune (Maharashtra)
WEB WERKS INDIA PVT. LTD. - Best Cloud Data Centre and Internet Exchange Company of the Year
A RAJ GROUP - Best IT Company of the Year
KARNATAKA STATE ROAD TRANSPORT CORPORATION - Outstanding Contribution to the Transportation Sector in Southern Region
MR. S.A. ANAND - India's Best Celebrity, Business, Leadership & Nlp Coach
PG FOILS LIMITED - Most Promising Aluminium Foils Manufacturing Company of the Year
3I PLANET - Best It & Professional Service Company in Rajasthan
AASHVI PROFICIENCY TESTING & ANALYTICAL SERVICES - Best Upcoming Services & Technology Provider in Telangana
M/S SRI MADHURAMBAL AGENCIES - Best Manufacturer & Trader of Road Safety Products in Tamil Nadu
KRISHAK SARVOPARI PRODUCER COMPANY LTD. - Best Agriculture Farming Consultancy Services & Agriculture Farming Company in Uttar Pradesh
49ERS RESTAURANT / BAR - Best Restaurant & Bar in Goa
GREENLAND CROP-SCIENCE (I) PVT. LTD. - Best Manufacturer of Agriculture Pesticides and Fertilizers in Gujarat
CRYSTAL ART - Best Manufacturers for Trophies and Mementos in India
ABHITECH IT SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. - Best It Solution Provider in Lucknow
GUJARAT AGRO FOOD PROCESSORS - Best Confectionery Item Manufacturer in Gujarat
STUDIO7- Best Photography & Video Productions Company in Goa
GHV INDIA (P) LTD. - Most Promising Infrastructure Company in Western India
MAVEN INFOTECH PVT. LTD. - India's Leading IT Company
FORM DESIGN INDIA PVT LTD - Best Furniture Design/Interior Company in Maharashtra
ZECO AIRCON LIMITED - Most Promising Manufacturer of Air Management System of the Year
MR. PIYUSH SARAF (C/O JP ENTERPRISES) - Best Manufacturer for Led Lights in Kolkata
P. K. Choudhary (CEO) Worldwide Achievers said that the winners have exemplified excellence amongst their peers in respective industries and regions. Almost all the winners scored extremely well in our research study due to their dedication towards excellence, dedication, innovation and best ethical practices. By competing with the very best from their sector, winners know that their work has been evaluated by the sharpest minds in the sector, and that their services and contribution have truly excelled. These awards intend to inspire others towards big achievements.

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