Gov't prioritizing green investment to mitigate climate change impacts: Ahsan Iqbal.

ISLAMABAD -- Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday said that promoting green investment in Pakistan was top priority of the government to tackle with the growing environmental issues.

The minister said the government was taking steps to promote various sources of renewable energy including solar energy and it would discourage use of fossil fuels for electricity production.

He was speaking in the panel discussion at the launching of 'Friends of Greening National Investment Plans in Africa and Developing Countries Initiative' on 'Solutions Day' hosted by Minister for Planning and Economic Development Egypt Dr. Hala El-Said on the margins of COP27 Climate Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh.

He informed that the government had initiated a project for production of 10,000 MW electricity through solar panels.

Ahsan Iqbal said the government was also planning to elevate the 20 most backward districts of Pakistan through sustainable development.

He said in Pakistan, it was mandatory for each project to be at par with the environmental standards.

Pakistan, he said was contributing less than 1% in the global warming but still it was among those top seven countries which were...

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