Pakistan minster of state for climate change Zartaj Gul has said that the country needs a lot of money to implement its climate change agenda and policies.
She was addressing a press conference in Islamabad. She said that addressing challenges and threats of climate change is a common responsibility of all global partners.
The minister added that the UN Chief, who is visiting Pakistan, was much concerned about the issues emanating due to climate change and was much impressed by Pakistan’s efforts in this regard.
Zartaj highlighted that the UN Secretary General and the world community know that despite financial constraints and economic challenges, Pakistan is playing a positive role within its capacity to counter the impacts of climate change.
She mentioned billion tree tsunami project, clean and green Pakistan initiative as well as ban on plastic bags. “New generation must be made aware of the challenged posed by the climate change, says Zartaj. “We have to encourage researchers to conduct empirical studies on climate change issues.”
Gul furthered that long term policies in line with sustainable development goals are required to make Pakistan a safer place for our coming generation.