Kuwait Pledges For Net-Zero Emissions By 2060

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Kuwait’s foreign minister declared that the Emirate intends to work towards net zero emissions of greenhouse gases. This makes it the fifth Gulf Co-operation Council country to announce a net zero goal.


Sheikh Salem Abdullah al-Sabah spoke on the sidelines of the COP27 UN climate conference. He stated that the Opec country aims to achieve net zero by 2060. However, it had already committed to net zero carbon emissions for its critical oil and natural gas sector a decade ago, in 2050.


Kuwait produces just shy of 2.9mn barrels per day of crude oil. This makes it fifth in Opec and the fifth largest producer of gas at 47.6mn M3/d. Kuwait aims to increase its crude oil production to 3.5mn barrels per day by 2025, and to 4mn by 2035. This is an increase from the current capacity of just over 3mn barrels per day.

The foreign minister didn’t give details on how Kuwait would achieve these goals, stating only that Kuwait had “executed many projects to preserve and reduce the environment.”

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This announcement sees Kuwait joining the United Arab of Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Oman in setting net zero carbon emission goals. Qatar is the only GCC member that has not made a net zero pledge.

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