Pakistan among world 10 ten in Climate Change affected countries

Pakistan among world 10 ten in Climate Change affected countries

ISLAMABAD, July 31 (APP):The government will introduce short,

medium and long term policies besides setting up Pakistan Climate

Change Authority to cope with challenges of climate change



"Pakistan is establishing Climate Change Authority consisting

of all Chief Ministers to deal with climate-change issues. Pakistan

has federal and provincial Environmental Protection Agencies to deal

with environmental issues. Prime Minister has launched Green

Pakistan Programme to preserve forestry and wildlife" Muhammad

Saleem Deputy Director Media Communications of ministry of climate

change told APP.


He said that trees were being planted across the country under

Green Pakistan Project and the Prime Minister was also taking keen

interest in this regard.


"The Prime Minister approved the summary submitted by the

climate change ministry for approval of the grant for launching the

forest and wildlife protection and conservation programme of

national significance. An amount of two billion rupees has been

approved for two new financial years (2016-17 and 2017-18) of which

Rs one billion would be released during current financial year,

under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP)", he added.


Total 105 million trees would be planted across the country

under the five-year Green Pakistan Programme, which will cost Rs. 10

billion during next five years for its implementation.


The minister said that global warming affected Pakistan and

glaciers were melting which resulted in floods.


He said Pakistan ranked 8 as a most affected country by global



He said the average temperature was being increased one degree

centigrade due to global warming phenomena.


To a question he said an Act would be brought for setting up

the Authority which would take steps to effectively face challenges

in wake of climate and environmental changes, the minister added.


He said that draft had also been prepared in this regard

adding that Pakistan would be included among those few countries

where climate change Act was implemented.