MoCC, GCF delegation discuss potential areas of cooperation.

ISLAMABAD -- The Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) welcomed a delegation from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to discuss potential areas of cooperation between the two entities, and to enhance Pakistan's capacity to address climate change and accessing climate finance. The GCF team will be in Islamabad till the 11th of March and will conduct various meetings and workshops with concerned stakeholders. The GCF team's visit to Pakistan is in response to the MoCC's request on behalf of the Government of Pakistan.

The Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Sherry Rehman, received the delegation and highlighted the significance of the GCF team's visit to Pakistan. She acknowledged the GCF's valuable assistance to Pakistan, and stated, 'This visit is a significant step towards building capacity and mobilising resources to mitigate the impacts of climate change in our country. It will help us to address the challenges related to access to climate finance and develop project proposals that align with the Fund's rules and procedures.' Senator Rehman emphasised her ministry's commitment to working with international partners, like the GCF, to combat climate change and promote sustainable development in Pakistan.

The GCF mission is headed by Carolina Fuentes, Director of Country Programming Division, accompanying Anupa Lamichhane, Amgad Elmahdi, and Hyejin Lee. During their visit, the delegation met with the officials of MoCC and concerned departments were also invited to participate in the discussions. The mission's visit provides an opportunity for fruitful collaboration and technical assistance towards addressing the challenges faced by...

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