Collective efforts needed against climate change impacts

MONITORING REPORT ISB: Pakistan will welcome any sincerely agreed cross-border adaptation measures by South Asian nations to save millions of poor and marginalized people from the hazardous impacts of climate change and disasters.

“Climate change knows no borders and now more than ever it is critical that our leaders come together to share best practices for climate change adaptation and set the region on the path of sustainable development,” said parliamentarian Uzair Khan while speaking at a regional conference of 125 CSOs alliance Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) recently concluded at Colombo.

Pakistan at the 18th SAARC summit in Kathmandu has expressed its firm commitment to work with other South Asian countries to fend the dangers of climate and hydro disasters.

On the occasion, CANSA called upon the heads of governments of developing countries to collaborate and coordinate their efforts on climate change adaptation plans and ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reflect the urgency to address climate impacts.

Participants from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives and Bhutan stressed upon the need for bottom-up, inclusive, responsive and flexible approach towards adaptation planning while ensuring that the sustainable development goals converge with climate change goals.

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