Prime Minister Imran Khan while presiding over the third meeting of the committee on climate change and wildlife here on Wednesday approved the National Climate Change Policy 2021 and National Wildlife Policy 2021 in order to ensure a better environment in the country. The premier also advised the concerned quarters to establish a think tank for coordination among different Ministries and divisions before reaching a solution to deal with the issue of climate change. The premier also approved the establishment of a wildlife information center and commit to launch climate change projects in Pakistan. Some amendments wildlife protection act in Pakistan is also under view.
The PM said that Pakistan has credibility in the world for its initiative of a flagship 10 billion tree program. The program along with the one billion tree tsunami in KP is recognized the World over and Pakistan is known as a green champion for its steps to protect the natural environment. The premier said that now the world is following in our footsteps to safeguard the environment. However, the premier urged the international community to help the underdeveloped nations to ensure a neat and clean environment and to mitigate the impacts of climate change on environment and agriculture in Pakistan. The PM further laid stress on the preservation of Pakistan’s National Parks is very important and crucial. In this regard, he directed the ministry of climate change to revisit its targets and set up new goals to protect the natural environment.
Earlier last month, speaking to a meeting, on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, the Pakistan premier had highlighted Pakistan’s position in the climate change vulnerability and the steps taken by the government to minimize its impacts. He said. “In its quest to be a part of the solution, Pakistan remains fully committed to playing its leadership role in addressing the global challenge of climate change through cooperative and constructive engagement,”. He also told the participants about his government's initiatives like a flagship 10 billion Tree Tsunami project and clean energy targets of Pakistan by the year 2030. He further informed the world leaders that Pakistan had replaced two well-planned 2600 MW coal projects with hydropower projects which showed his government’s resolve to address the causes of climate change in Pakistan. The Prime Minister of Pakistan also urged the developed nations to fulfill their promises and implement the commitments made under Paris Agreement for emissions reduction and financial flows to the developing countries.
The present government, ever since came into power under the dynamic leadership of Imran Khan, has been striving hard to protect nature and the natural environment in every possible way to make the country a better place to live in, this policy will also help to resolve issues of climate change and water crisis in Pakistan ahead.