World Economic Forum (WEF) has declared Pakistan ‘Champion for Nature’ for significant steps and measures aimed at tackling climate change.
Pakistan has been inducted into the ‘Champion for Nature’ by WEF in response to various environment friendly policies and decisions made by the government in recent years.
Government’s Clean and Green Pakistan initiative, Billion Tree Tsunami project, banning of polythene bags, establishment of national parks, 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Project are primary examples of such environment friendly measures and initiatives.
Earlier, Malik Amin Aslam – Federal Minister and Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change, while speaking to WEF, had stressed upon the significance of addressing climate change and highlighted the key steps taken by Prime Minister Imran Khan to tackle climate change and its far reaching repercussions in Pakistan.
“When you start investing in nature, nature always pays you back,” said the minister.
Pakistan is one of the nations that are most vulnerable to climate change and its consequences.
Pakistan’s climate change concerns include increased variability of monsoons, the likely impact of receding Himalayan glaciers on the Indus River system, decreased capacity of water reservoirs, reduced hydro-power during drought years, and extreme events including floods and droughts.