Rome, 11 October 2021 (TDI): Senator of the Parliament of Pakistan, Faisal Javed Khan attended the Pre-Cop26 Parliamentary Meeting in Rome, Italy.
Presenting Pakistan’s Case at the @PreCop26ITA Our commitment towards combating #ClimateChange is commendable. What Pakistan has achieved, despite resource constraint is aspirational for many countries.
Pak contributes less than 1% of the global greenhouse gas emissions #COP26 pic.twitter.com/yDg47w8L8c
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) October 9, 2021
Senator Javed apprised the members of the participating parliaments of initiatives of Pakistan’s government in tackling climate change crisis. He underscored that Pakistan became the first country in the world to meet the International Bonn Challenge. Under the challenge the target is to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested landscapes into restoration by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030. Whereas Pakistan has restored over 600,000 hectares of land into forests.
He highlighted the flagship project Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Programme, and Clean and Green Pakistan, Clean Green Pakistan Index, Protected Area initiative, electrification of transportation, and Ecosystem Restoration Fund. He stated that Pakistan has planted over a billion trees out of ten billion across the country. Pakistan also have met the United Nations SDG 13 (climate goal) well before the deadline.
Pakistan’s greenhouse emissions account for less than 1%, yet it is in the top ten most vulnerable countries affected by climate change. The developed countries must ensure their assistance to the developing countries in this regard.