A Sustainable Saudi Vision

The Green Riyadh Program is one of Riyadh’s
megaprojects and aims to:

7.5 million

trees to raise the share percentage of green space in Riyadh city, from 1.5% to 9.1%, contributes to improving the quality of life and raising the sustainability and classification of Riyadh city among its counterparts in the cities of the world and making it one of the world’s most livable cities.


increase the per capita share of green spaces in Riyadh city, from 1.7 sqm to 28 sqm.

launched by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques

King Salman Bin Abdulaziz on 19 March 2019

One of Riyadh’s Megaprojects, on the initiative of

His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Crown Prince, Prime Minister, and Chairman of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs.

Green Riyadh Program impact

Environmental Impact


Reduce the temperature by 2 degrees


Reduce carbon dioxide by 6% and improve air quality


Protect natural areas and promote the biodiversity


Reduce the heat reflected from

the earth surface by 15 degrees

Economical Impact

Reducing electricity consumption
by an equivalent of 650 GWh per year

Providing investment opportunities and stimulating private sector participation

Position Riyadh city among the top 10 global economic cities by 2030


  • 01

    Riyadh city to be one of the most livable cities and positions Riyadh city among the100 best livable cities in the world

  • 02

    Making Riyadh a globally attractive city to raise the economic value and increase new investment opportunities

  • 03

    Increase vegetation cover in Riyadh from 1.5% to 9%, equivalent to 541 km² of Riyadh’s area

  • 04

    Encourage sports and outdoor activities, and increase the average person's steps to 6,000 per day

  • 05

    Enhance air quality by reducing air pollution and lowering carbon dioxide concentration to 6%

  • 06

    Increase the per capita share of green spaces from 1.7m² to 28m² equivalent to 16x

  • 07

    Enhance quality of Life by establishing open spaces for socializing and encouraging outdoor activities to improve public health

  • 08

    Decrease the temperature by 2 degrees and reduce the heat reflected from the earth surface by 15 degrees