European Union and WWF-Pakistan has celebrated Climate Diplomacy Day and collaborated to promote action on climate change. People from all levels of society has come to explore prospects of change to low-carbon economies while certifying reasonable contact to sustainable development.
Participants have cycled at the start of event on a selected route from the Pakistan National Council of the Arts as a symbolic gesture to raise awareness to restrain greenhouse emissions by promoting eco-friendly modes of transportation. The screening of a thematic documentary based on a story of a man experiments for turning ocean water into drinking water and establishing greenhouses in the desert titled as There Will Be Water.
This year short documentary competition has been also launched for students on ‘Climate change and poverty’ and ‘Climate change from global to local’ themes. Students from various cities across Pakistan participated in the competition. Mr. Imtiaz Abbasi of Jamshoro, Sindh was the winner. Devastating poverty as a result of a drought-like situation in Dadu, Sindh on account of Climate Change was highlighted in documentary of Abbas.
Jean-François Cautain, Ambassador European Union, said “The EU remains committed to the Paris Agreement with the finalization of the measures to reduce emissions by at minimum 40% by 2030 steadily. EU has progressively become the flag holder of the fight against climate change by strengthening and widening its partnerships. This sustained engagement aimed for EU to increase global climate motivation with its partners, especially most exposed to adverse effects of climate change. Climate change requires collective action and the EU remains committed to continue working with Pakistan, most vulnerable despite the low level of its global carbon emissions.”
Hammad Naqi Khan, Director General WWF-Pakistan, strained the importance of promoting a common worldwide need for action to mitigate climate change.