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Ambassador of Thailand to Pakistan calls on SAPM on Climate Change

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Islamabad, 19 March 2022 (TDI): Ambassador of Thailand to Pakistan, Chakkrid Krachaiwong meets the SAPM on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam at the Ministry of Climate Change. Both parties discussed a variety of bilateral issues, including renewable energy, environmental conservation, water, and agriculture, in order to improve bilateral collaboration.


Reduced agricultural output, increased variability in water availability, increased coastline erosion, seawater incursion, and increased frequency of extreme weather / extreme climate are all projected to be effects of climate change in Pakistan. To address these threats, climate change must be integrated into national strategy and policy, as well as climate-smart investments in infrastructure, enterprises, and skills.

Climate change has been mainstreamed into national strategy and policy, as well as climate-smart investments in infrastructure, enterprises, and skills, by the current government.

The SAPM on Climate Change is aiming to mainstream climate change in economically and socially vulnerable segments of the economy and guide Pakistan toward climate-resilient development.

According to the SAPM, Pakistan is on track to plant 3.2 billion trees in Phase I by 2023, with work underway to complete the 1 billion tree project by the end of the summer. A consortium of three international organizations, including the World Wildlife Fund, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, has already begun working on Third-Party Monitoring of the TTBT Program. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has also been inked between the Ministry and the Pakistan Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) for satellite-based monitoring of the project. 

Thailand’s efforts to transition to a low-carbon economy 

Besides, Thailand being Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy, is stepping up its efforts to transition to a low-carbon economy. This has most recently expressed itself in Thailand’s ambitious goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20-25 percent by 2030.

Regarding this matter, Thailand and Pakistan are both looking forward to sustainable cooperation towards climate change goals.

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