Pakistan Achieves UN Climate Action Goal 10 Years Ahead of Deadline

The Billion Tree Tsunami Afforestation Project aims to slow down the effects of global warming in Pakistan. Image Credit: Supplied

Islamabad: Pakistan has turned its green ambitions into reality by achieving UN Climate Action Sustainable Development Goal (SDG-13) a decade ahead of the 2030 deadline.

“This is an outstanding achievement for Pakistan to attain the crucial ‘Goal 13 – Climate Action’ well before the 2030 deadline”, Malik Amin Aslam, Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change, told Gulf News. “With this milestone, Pakistan has demonstrated its commitment to the clean and green future and contribution to global efforts to tackle the challenge of climate change,” he said.

How Pakistan achieved the green goal?

Pakistan’s continuous efforts and initiatives of large-scale afforestation, biodiversity conservation, investment in clean energy, electric vehicles and green jobs to combat climate change impacts have earned the country worldwide acclaim, said Aslam. Detailing some of the key green projects he mentioned 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Program, Clean Green Pakistan Initiative, Clean Green Pakistan Index, Protected Areas Initiative (15 new national parks), Ecosystem Restoration Fund for facilitating green growth and policies consistent with the objectives of Pakistan’s Nationally Determined Contribution and attaining Land Degradation Neutrality. Read more…

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