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Pakistan is 4th country to establish Climate Change Authority: Zahid Hamid

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Islamabad, May 08, 2016 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for Law, Justice and Climate Change Mr. Zahid Hamid held meeting with Mr. Jean-Francois Cautain, Ambassador of the European Union Delegation to Pakistan along with Mrs. Martine Dorance, Ambassador of France on implementation of Paris agreement at Ministry of Climate Change.

“Pakistan is committed to implement Paris agreement. In this regard Pakistan is establishing Climate Change Council under the chairmanship of Prime Minister”, said by the Minister for Law, Justice and Climate Change Mr. Zahid Hamid. Pakistan is the fourth country in the world to establish Climate change authority. It will be a professional body responsible to monitor climate change in all development sectors”, highlighted by the federal Minister.

“Green Pakistan Program is being launched with the specific objective to ensure implementation of Paris Agreement. This includes both mitigation and adaption initiatives like promotion of forestation, renewable energy etc. along with awareness, informed by the Federal Minister to the delegation.

“National Climate Change Policy Implementation Committee has been activated to oversee the progress of implementation of policy recommendations at federal and provincial levels. A framework has also been developed to facilitate Implementation process”, said by the Federal Minister.

“Pakistan is at 135th in Global emitters but still Pakistan is putting its efforts and doing preparations to grab its part from Green Climate Fund. Second National Communication Study and Technology Need Assessment under CTCN has been initiated”, highlighted by the Federal Minister. It was told to the delegation that many wind and solar projects are being in initiated as part of China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

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