Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday that Pakistan is one of the countries at risk of climate change, despite contributing less than one percent to global carbon emissions.
The prime minister expressed these views at a special event in Islamabad regarding Green financing innovations. The event was organized by the Ministry of Climate Change as part of World Environment Day,
PM Imran highlighted that if Pakistan wants to protect future generations from adverse effects of climate change, steps must be taken to protect the environment, including the creation of national parks, tree planting and forestry in the cities.
PM Imran appreciated the fact that mangroves have increased in the country over the last 20 years despite deforestation. He also said that public awareness of climate change has increased, especially among school children.
Commenting on the concept of “green bonds”, he said that the world is slowly realizing greed which exploited nature. He said Fortunately, consciousness has increased over the last 10 years. “
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