Islamabad, 11 May 2022 (TDI): The Canadian High Commissioner in Pakistan, Wendy Gilmour, will join Pakistan’s Federal Minister of Climate Change Sherry Rehman in the screening of “Pakistan’s Climate Change Heroes”.

“Pakistan’s Climate Change Heroes” is an animated film produced by SOC films. The company is headed by the renowned Pakistani filmmaker and activist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

She has won several international awards and has received international recognition for her films raising awareness of pertinent issues. She has produced films relating to the issues of women, children, climate, and social issues.

Moreover, the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives is supporting the initiative. Sherry Rehman expressed her excitement in a tweet, saying “Looking forward to meeting some of Pakistan’s climate change heroes tonight with Canadian High Commissioner Wendy Gilmour and Sharmeen Obaid.”

Furthermore, she said regarding the heroes of the film, “It is communities of such climate champions that are leading the way into higher sustainability.” Previously, SOC films produced animated short-film series to educate young children about the effects of climate change.

Climate Change in Pakistan

Pakistan is one of the most vulnerable countries facing the rising threat of Climate Change. Furthermore, due to its geographical position and high population, it can face several difficulties stemming from climate change in the near future.

In addition, the effects of climate change have already begun to affect the weather patterns, water and food supply, and urbanization in the country, creating huge challenges.

Pakistan established the Ministry of Climate Change in 2017 under the International Paris Climate Agreement. It aims to coordinate national efforts to tackle climate change and its effects. Presently, Sherry Rehman serves as the Minister of Climate Change.

Canada-Pakistan Ties

Canada has been a keen supporter of Pakistan in dealing with Climate Change. Likewise, Canada has supported government and NGO-led initiatives to raise awareness and deal with the effects of climate change.

Meanwhile, both countries enjoy good relations in the spheres of politics, culture, education, science and technology, and development.

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