Pakistan’s green stimulus offers new jobs. The country has started green recovery process to tackle the challenges on the economy through employing 65,000 people.
Pakistan’s green stimulus offers new jobs. Pakistan has successfully started green recovery process to tackle the challenges on the economy set by Covid-19 through employing 65,000 people in ‘the 10-billion-tree tsunami’ project. As with the outbreak of Corona virus over 65,000 people lost their jobs and went back homes in rural areas of the country- there they were employed in the 10-billion-tree tsunami project. Amin Aslam, the Advisor to the Prime Minister on Climate Change has promulgated so.
As far as the question about the type of jobs is concerned then Aslam has explained that by saying: “These jobs were mostly related to nurseries established to promote greenery and check wildfires in forest areas during the peak summer, Pakistan has become the first nation in the world to re-purpose World Bank’s funds for revival of nature in the country in post-COVID-19 situation.”
World Bank allowed re-purposing of $180 million of its funding for nature conversation in Pakistan, while recognizing the green recovery process of the country during the pandemic. The initiative inaugurated by government namely ‘Clean, Green Pakistan Initiative’ is also being conducted in 20 cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.
The President of FPCCI, Anjum Nisar, held environmental degradation responsible for the current slow economic progress and backwardness of the poor sections.
Anjum also informed that: “Exponential increase in the population has been responsible for the destruction of forests and nature reserves in the country”.
“Irresponsible and unreasonable exploitation of the natural and mineral resources in the country have been responsible for various socioeconomic and health issues faced by the citizens”, he said furthermore.
The President of FPCCI told that Pakistan should focus on claiming carbon credits on the basis of its ever-increasing economic activities as being done by its neighboring countries.
The former Director General of National Institute of Oceanography, Shahid Amjad, stressed the need to conserve mangrove forests for protection of the marine ecosystem of the country. According to Amjad, the conservation of the coastal resources in the country should be made part of the national accounting system owing to their importance for a large section of Pakistani population.”
Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency Director General, Farzana Altaf said that Pakistan Environmental Protection Act 1997 forecast imprisonment of up to two years for anyone causing harm to the environment, but such complex measures against environmental humiliation have been used often times.