Pakistan is working on ‘The disaster Risk Reduction Programme’ by reducing disaster risk and increasing the resilience of people and systems are mandatory from a national development perspective. Pakistan has been working in these areas in accordance with its respective mandate and core competencies like enhancing government capacity to reduce disaster risk at the national, provincial and district levels, and to support to community resilience building for at-risk communities.
One of the notable initiatives is sustainable forest management to secure multiple benefits in Pakistan’s high conservation areas. Sustainable forest management is a means of protecting forests whilst offering direct benefits to people and the environment. Pakistani leadership also committed for a transition to the clean energy and adopting renewable energy sources for majority of its energy production until 2030. Fiji, Malawi, Nauru and Nepal indicated that they are aiming for the 2050 goal.
In addition, the “Protected Areas Initiative”, launched during the COVID-19 era, to enhance national coverage of protected areas from 12% to 15% of land area while preserving Pakistan’s unique and valuable biodiversity and has already increased our number of National Parks from 30 to 45 in just one year. Furthermore, the world’s first “zero emissions” metro line project designed to turn cattle dung into methane to power buses, has already been approved for the city of Karachi. Recently, we also shifted our transport fuel quality from Euro-2 to the much cleaner Euro-V standard in one big leap. climate change is certainly the most threatening issue of contemporary times. There is no reductionist approach to combat or contain this alarming danger but the global cooperative and coordinated global climate action would assist to ensure the human and planet security.
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