NEP Executive Director praises efforts of Pakistan in conserving degraded forests

Pakistan’s selection as ‘Forestry Champion’ acknowledgement of PM’s TBTTP vision: Amin

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam on Friday said the selection of Pakistan as a global Forestry Champion from the whole Asia Pacific region along with Congo and Costa Rica was a strong global acknowledgment of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s climate and forestry vision of Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Plantation (TBTTP) project. In a tweet, he said: “A strong global acknowledgment of @ImranKhanPTI #Climate and #Forestry vision of #10BillionTreeTsunami – @UNEP under @andersen_inger has selected #Pakistan as a global #ForestryChampion from the whole #AsiaPacificRegion along with #Congo (#Africa) and #CostaRica (#Americas)”.

He mentioned that Executive Director United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Inger Andersen had duly acknowledged Pakistan’s achievement to become Forestry Champion. He also tweeted the letter UNEP Executive Director written to him in whom she praised the efforts of Pakistan in conserving degraded forests.

Meabwhile, “The world has recognized the efforts of Pakistan for restoration of nature,” Zartaj underscored. She quoted that the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of Pakistan have been presented by the MoCC at the COP26. Zartaj Gul appraised the private sector about the investment potential in Pakistan with a focus on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) framework and the available Carbon Stock.

The purpose of this session was to orient the private sector on the importance of REDD+ and investments in forests which is becoming more rewarding. A large number of representatives of the Private Sector entities, government officials, IUCN and EMC staff members attended the event.

Under the project, IUCN has organized trainings and workshops and produced awareness material with the sole intention of helping streamline REDD+ understanding in Pakistan, for stakeholders.

 

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