EU delegates briefed about Green Pakistan Programme


WEB DESK: Federal Minister for Law, Justice and Climate Change Zahid Hamid held a meeting on implementation of Paris Agreement with Jean-Francois Cautain, Ambassador of the European Union Delegation to Pakistan and Martine Dorance, Ambassador of France at the Ministry of Climate Change.

“Pakistan is committed to implement Paris agreement. In this regard Pakistan is establishing a Climate Change Council under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif”, the Minister for Law, Justice and Climate Change said.

“Pakistan is the fourth country in the world to establish a Climate Change Authority. It will be a professional body responsible to monitor climate change in all development sectors”, highlighted the federal Minister.

“Green Pakistan Programme is being launched with the specific objective to ensure implementation of the Paris Agreement. This includes both mitigation and adaptation initiatives for promotion of forestation, renewable energy and awareness, the federal minister informed the delegation.

“National Climate Change Policy Implementation Committee has been activated to oversee the progress of implementation of policy recommendations at the federal and provincial levels. A framework has also been developed to facilitate the implementation process”, said the federal minister.

“Pakistan is ranked 135th in global emitters but still Pakistan is putting making efforts and doing preparations to play its part in the Green Climate Fund. Also, National Communication Study and Technology Need Assessment under CTCN has been initiated”, highlighted the federal minister.

Jean-Francois Cautain, Ambassador of the European Union Delegation to Pakistan and Martine Dorance, Ambassador of France were also briefed on wind and solar energy projects currently being initiated as part of China Pakistan Economic Corridor.-PR

Source: Business Recorder

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