Experts to be united to tackle environment issues

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The government is going to bring together highly-qualified environmental and climate change experts, scientists, and researchers of the country on one platform and utilize their expertise for tackling environmental issues, boosting countrys climate resilience and achieving sustainable development goals for countrys overall socio-economic development.

“Youth and women, who are actively playing their part for raising awareness about environmental issues, will specially be taken on board and their energies will also be put to use in this regard, the minister stressed,” said Federal Minister for Climate Change Mushahid Ullah Khan at a meeting Foreign Office.

Mushahid and Advisor to PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz agreed to launch this platform to play their effective role so that the country could cope with various environmental issues, particularly deforestation, air and water pollution and illegal wildlife trade.

Mushahid said, “Compliance with the international environmental protocols, conventions and agreements is difficult without cooperation of the provincial governments, particularly in the aftermath of the 18th amendment under which the environment subject was devolved to the provinces.

Pakistan is signatory to 16 international MEAs and different protocols and conventions on environment and climate change.

Secretary of the Climate Change Minister, Mr. Arif Ahmed Khan, was also present during the meeting, who also shared his views in this regard.


Published in: Volume 06 Issue 13

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