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o our lives and the short stay, we are granted on this Earth, the effects of climate change are difficult to identify. To us, the trees will keep growing, the oceans will remain vast, and the sun will keep on rising; when in reality, the status quo we’ve set in our minds is melting as slowly as the ice in the Arctic. It’s affecting us and we don’t even realize it. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s most sacred book, the Quran, states: “But seek, through that which Allah has given you, the home of the Hereafter; and yet, do not forget your share of the world. And do good as Allah has done good to you. And desire not corruption in the land. Indeed, Allah does not like corrupters.” (Quran 28:77). Through this passage, we can understand the Kingdom’s stance on the importance of the environment’s well-being, since it is rooted in the will and word of Allah, the highest law of all. As the major constituent of the Arabian Peninsula, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is posed with the challenge of being one of the largest arid countries in the world; current climatic conditions range from semi- to hyper aridity, with extremely low rainfall (<150mm/year in most areas), high evapotranspiration, therefore the vulnerability to the effects of climate on water resources poses a serious threat to the wellbeing of the Saudi society. According to the submission made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) there are other threats that will affect in the long term, such as a significant share of the infrastructure on the coastlines may be vulnerable to sea level rise, trade and services may also be vulnerable to heatwaves and sandstorms. These set of conditions have made the United Nations classify the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the category of water-scarce nations. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia believes that in order to achieve the best results when it comes to dealing with climate change and its effects on health, international cooperation is key. This is why the Kingdom has been active in this matter since 2012, taking a part in binding international agreements, starting with the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar, fundamental compromises on binding emission targets for the first time were made, also complying with the Kyoto Protocol, and the Paris Climate Agreement, thus implementing measures to reduce gas emissions by up to 130 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent by 2030. Moreover, the Saudi government has created the Vision 2030, which compiles a set of goals the country is willing to reach by 2030 regarding several aspects of the welfare and development of  Saudi Arabia. This document acts under the following premise: "By respecting our environment and natural resources, we fulfill our Islamic, human and moral duties". With this vision board in mind, the Saudi government aims to deploy nearly 10 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2020, introducing wind, nuclear and solar energy and diversifying its economy from oil and move towards sustainability for both the country and the Earth.But the work does not end there. As active members of the international community, we have the responsibility to foster multidisciplinary cooperation and collaboration to protect human health. In order to do so, we must steer our efforts towards the most vulnerable communities, specifically in low-income countries that do not have the resources necessary to adapt on their own conditions to better options regarding extreme weather events and more sustainable ways to foster the economy. We must first have a starting point, which the World Health Organization committee must develop in the form of a standardized Climate Vulnerability Index, which measures how defenseless or inadequately prepared some countries are; this will be used to aid countries in accordance to their level and type of vulnerability. Additionally, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia believes it is paramount for States to increase national binding commitments to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions, involving civilian action to promote a new generation that knows and cares for the environment and its long-term welfare. Furthermore, the Work Plan to support member states in the protection of human health from climate change, approved by the Executive Board of the WHO in 2009 goals must be revised and updated according to the current situation and the technological advances we have seen in the last 9 years. To carry all of this out and make it sustainable in time, we must also focus on the infrastructures behind these actions; strengthen the apt and construct the necessary.May peace, mercy, and blessings of God fall upon you.