Pakistan has been working really hard to tackle climate change in multiple ways and its efforts have been recognized on many international forums. The recent organization to acknowledge the PTI government’s efforts in leading the world on climate action is World Bank.
The World Bank’s (WB) Country Director to Pakistan, Najy Benhassine shared a series of tweets where he mentioned that the country has taken some concrete steps to tackle climate change issues in the country.
Benhassine stated that Pakistan is at the center of the global fight against climate change, and reaffirmed the bank’s full support for its efforts. “Pakistan’s ranking in the Climate Impact Index has risen consistently. Pakistan has met its CCB target of 1.365 billion in FY 2021.”
According to the World Bank, under the Co-benefits of climate change mitigation, Pakistan has done the most environmentally beneficial actions in the world. A total of 61% of measures were done to mitigate climate consequences, with Pakistan taking 39% of its initiatives under the CCB to improve the environment.
Prior to the recent appreciation by World Bank, the World Economic Forum (WEF) also praised Pakistan’s environmental policies, climate action plan, and response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in a video.
According to the video, Pakistan has committed to obtaining 60% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030 and has replaced coal projects with hydroelectric electricity. It also mentions the establishment of 15 new national parks in Pakistan and the impending introduction of a $500 million “green Eurobond” by Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led administration.
“Globally PTI’s environment policies are being recognized especially our green recovery program from the Covid 19 pandemic and our Climate action plan,” prime minister Imran Khan said in a tweet.
It is indeed great to see Pakistan’s efforts being recognized in the climate change arena. What’s better is that the world is also appreciating the solutions.
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