Pakistan government unveils aggressive plan to convert road vehicles to electric cars

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Pakistan government unveils aggressive plan to convert road vehicles to electric cars

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Munir Akram, informed the international community that Pakistan is working on a plan to convert at least 30 percent of its road vehicles to electric cars by 2030.

The Ambassador was speaking at a virtual meeting of the Group of Friends on Climate Change, in New York. He cautioned that if the developing countries are not given enough support in their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, they will fail to fulfill their commitments towards the creation of a clean, and healthy environment. ------------------------------

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He said,

If developing countries are destitute, if there are humanitarian disasters, if we are unable to recover from COVID, I think all other actions for many developing countries will become irrelevant. So urgent and immediate actions are needed.

Ambassador Akram urged the leading countries in the world to fulfill their commitments on climate change, and the major emitters of harmful gases to step forward and work towards the creation of a safer, cleaner environment for all.

He said, “There are positive indications, I agree, but I believe that these should be made much clearer as we go forward, especially from the biggest country, the United States. We look forward to what the new US administration will have to say in the coming months.”

Urging the world’s leading nations to fulfill their pledge for the hundred billion annual commitment on climate finance, Ambassador Akram said, “I think for many developing countries that will be an acid test.”