Pakistan on way to become one of the fastest green country of the World
ISLAMABAD: Adviser said NASA’s reports had been endorsed by World Wildlife Fund (WWF), World Economic Forum (WEF) and Bonn Convention.
He expressed these views during a meeting with the Finnish ambassador Harri Kamarainen and under Secretary Annie Sappi Lahinen.
The meeting discussed various issues regarding bilateral relations and mutual cooperation on environment preservation projects, said a press release issued here.
Amin Aslam briefed the ambassador about the ministry of climate change’s clean green project, 10 billion tree tsunami (10BTT), recharge Pakistan and water management. He said the interest of Finland in 10 BTT project was propitious and they appreciate their resolve.
He said Pakistan and Finland, through mutual collaboration, could bring revolutionary change in forestry and mitigate disastrous climate change impacts.
“Pakistan is among the 10 most vulnerable countries due to climate change. Our temperature had already exceeded an average 1°C of the global temperature which was a matter of concern for us, we would take serious mitigation measures for the cause”, he stated.
The Finnish Ambassador congratulated the PM aide for being elected as the Vice President and the Rapporteur of the Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, at COP24 in Katowice, Poland.
He said 10BTT was a mega project and would definitely pose positive results on the regional climate. The Finnish envoy informed the Adviser that Finland was going to have her general elections in April and a new ministry of climate change climate change would be constituted.
Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) would be signed to enhance bilateral cooperation whereas the Finnish government intends to collaborate in the plantation projects, scientific research and experience and to provide assistance to female Pakistani students of forestry in the universities of Finland.