Conservation of ecosystem must to protect future generations: PM

Published date05 January 2022
Publication titleRegional Times

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday highlighting the importance of increased forestation and conservation of ecosystem in tackling the challenges of climate change urged the nation to play their role in protecting the country's environment for future generations.

'As Pakistan, despite contributing less than 1% in world carbon emissions, is unfortunately among the 10 most vulnerable countries, it is very important for Pakistanis to think as a nation and protect our future generations,' he stressed.

The Prime Minister expressed these views while speaking at an agreement signing ceremony held here between the Ministry of Climate Change and the World Bank for the launch of 'Green Stimulus - Turning Concept into Reality'.

Under the agreement, the World Bank was providing Rs. 22 billion of funds for 14 green initiatives across the country.

The Prime Minister mentioned the present government's various initiatives including the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami, 15 National Parks, digital cadastral mapping to protect the existing forests etc. for tackling the negative effects of climate change such as rising temperatures and pollution.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that with the melting glaciers, rising temperatures and less rains in rural and urban areas Pakistan was taking measures to tackle the challenges through Nature-based solutions.

'We have to protect our existing forests, boost our tree plantation campaigns to enhance the forest cover and develop more national parks,' he stressed.

The Prime Minister said that besides hiring people technology like drones would also be utilized for the surveillance and protection of 15 National Parks announced by the government in various parts of the country.

It will not only help protect the forests and wildlife but will also create employment opportunities for the local people, he added.

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