China took leadership role in COP-24: Malik Amin Aslam.

ISLAMABAD -- Adviser to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam Khan Monday said China took a leadership role in the 24th Conference of Parties and had established path for Eco-civilization under the visionary headship of President Xi Jinping.

'China is doing massive and remarkable development in the environment scenario whereas since 2009 China has planted forest on 500,000 square kilometers (increasing tree cover from 12% to 18%) which is the biggest manmade forest in the world. The government therefore, has forged collaboration with China over the issue to get maximum advantage from the successful experiences of our cordial neighbouring country,' he said.

During a joint press conference here, the adviser on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam along with the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China Yao Jing signed and deliberated on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between National Forestry and Grassland Administration of the People's Republic of China and the Ministry of Climate Change.

The adviser said People's Republic of China has made remarkable improvements in the field of forestry and range land development. He said Pakistan wants to follow suit China on her Eco-civilization initiative and the country could learn a lot from China's experience in forestry.

'Since Pakistan is also in the process of implementing massive afforestation project of 10 Billion Tree Tsunami (10BTT) in the country which was globally recognized and this MoU would provide an opportunity to develop collaboration between 10BTT and major forestry initiative in China of 'Great Green Wall of China' project which started in 1978 to control sand and dust storm particularly in Gobi Desert. It would also help to learn from the Chinese experiences gained while implementing this mega afforestation...

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