Watch: Saudi Minister Adel al-Jubeir on sustainable urban living at WEF Davos panel

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Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir joined a WEF Davos open forum to discuss ways to maintain the environmental sustainability of future cities.

It comes at a time when more than half of the world’s population now lives in urban areas and is expected to increase to almost 70 percent by 2050.

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His talks covered Saudi Arabia’s own steps in developing a socially resilient city like The Line.

The session was moderated by Rima Maktabi, the UK Bureau Chief for Al Arabiya.

Other panelists include:

  1. Diane Binder - Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Regenopolis
  2. Alice Casiraghi - Global Shaper, Milan Hub
  3. Desmond Lee - Minister for National Development and Minister-in-Charge of Social Services Integration
  4. Jocelyn Formsma - Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Friendship Centres

Earlier on Thursday, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah al-Swaha joined a Davos panel to discuss the implications of the next era of the internet on the metaverse.

“I’m a big advocate of the metaverse,” the minister said, adding that it will be the next wave of technology adding value to industries.

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