Abstract : Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday that Pakistan has a lot to learn from China's experience in addressing climate change issues.
ISLAMABAD, June 3 (Xinhua) — Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday that Pakistan has a lot to learn from China’s experience in addressing climate change issues.
China has come a long way in its fight against climate change and environmental degradation, and Pakistan will benefit from China’s experience including the use of new techniques to counter climate change at home, the prime minister said while addressing a special event organized by Pakistan’s Ministry of Climate Change.
Pakistan will take a leaf out of China’s book on the successful greening of degraded grasslands and deserts, he added.
Pakistan is one of the most vulnerable countries facing the risks of climate change including the melting of glaciers, he said, adding that it is high time for Pakistan to seriously value its natural resources to combat the negative impacts of climate change.
Khan said establishing national parks, promoting urban forestry and tree plantation are required to protect future generations from the adverse impacts of climate change.
He said forests have been destroyed in Pakistan over the last 60 to 70 years, and the government has launched several green initiatives including the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami program to minimize the influence of global warming.
He said his government is committed to spearheading innovative nature preservation and biodiversity initiatives, along with the green stimulus package. Enditem
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