STAFF REPORT ISB: Federal Minister for Climate Change Mushahid Ullah Khan has said that boosting tree plantation at all levels is must for protecting humans, animals and plants from delirious impacts of global warming.
“No matter how many trees are planted today will secure future of our existing and future generations from the devastating impacts of climate changing causing carbon emissions, particularly carbon dioxide. Failing to which will only continue to expose humans and every kind of the life on earth to harmful effects of the global warming,” he said while talking to media in Islamabad.
This year, the World Forest Day (WFD) 2015 is being marked across the world including Pakistan under the theme “Forests and Climate Change”, which highlights forest-based solutions to address climate change mitigation and adaptation. This global celebration of forests provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests. Talking about benefits of forests, the minister said, “Forests constitute to be the most biologically-diverse ecosystems on land, home to more than 80 percent of the terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects.”
He also said that the forests are valued for balancing oxygen, carbon dioxide and humidity in the air.