ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek -e-Insaf (PTI) is all set to create history with its new climate change programme.
PTI is targeting to plant about 10 billion saplings under “Tree Tsunami programme” during next five years to tackle climate change issue in the country.
A senior leader of PTI Malik Amin Aslam said that PTI in its manifesto had promised to expand and restore the fractured forests of the country through a “10 Billion Tree Tsunami” spread over 5 years under principles of true forest valuation, community stewardship as well as public-private partnerships.
Amin said unlike other political parties, PTI is the only political party which has come up with ‘Green Promise’ in their party’s manifesto. “PTI has already promised in its 100 days agenda to launch 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Programme countrywide to tackle climate change.
“We will take action to manage climate change and make Pakistan greener under our Green Growth Agenda by investing in long term adaptation to climate change, addressing the root causes of environmental pollution, strengthening our institutions, planting 10 billion trees in 5 years, and by improving our disaster relief management and risk reduction,” he further said.
He said environmental conservation will be at the core of PTI’s governance. Pakistan ranks 7th on the most adversely affected countries due to climate change. Both, climate change and environmental pollution pose a grave threat to Pakistan’s sustainable future, he added.
The negative impact on country’s weather pattern is already evident; rising temperatures, major flooding, prolonged droughts, unpredictable rainfalls etc cost Pakistan an estimated billion of dollar. He said, “We will establish a Green Growth Task Force under the Prime Minister’s cell to facilitate necessary legislation and implement the Green Growth Agenda.”