Climate Change Awareness campaign on cards

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ISLAMABAD, May 15 (APP): Ministry of Climate Change will launch a

large scale awareness campaign to make public aware of the climate change

and their effects on the environment.

An official of ministry said that students of universities, colleges,

schools, girls and boy scouts would be involved in the campaign.

He said that proposal was also under consideration to include subject

of climate change in curriculum to create awareness among the children.

Public education and outreach are vitally important to create broad

awareness about climate changes issue and its impacts.

The government, in collaboration with the private sector and

independently, is already working actively to raise awareness regarding

the issues.

The ministry in collaboration with development partners, UN agencies

celebrated international environment days for awareness raising among

masses.

Regarding the establishment of botanical gardens all over the country,

including one in Islamabad, he said that the building of Zoological Society of Pakistan (ZSP) had been completed as well as fencing posts had

also been erected on the land.

He said that the ministry was looking for partners to establish

National Botanical Garden at the ZSP on a public-private partnership basis.

To a question, he said that a Pakistan Climate Change Council was

being established.

He said that a policy draft had been shared with provinces and all

other stakeholders to tackle climate change issues according to international agreements.