ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS): Prime Minister Imran Khan has
emphasized on achieving the tree plantation target under Ten Billion
Tree Tsunami Program (TBTTP) to protect environmental future of the
PM Imran Khan was addressing a special event on Green Financing
Innovations in the country, organized by Ministry of Climate Change in
connection with World Environment Day in Islamabad on Thursday.
Underlining the importance of environmental protection for a better
future of the next generations, he called for establishing national parks
and promoting urban forestry.
The Prime Minister said it is welcoming that people have started
developing awareness about tree plantation, and school children are
also taking part in the campaign. He said every citizen should
contribute to making the country green.
Imran Khan said it is encouraging that mangrove cover has been
expanding in Pakistan for the last twenty years. He stressed the need
for using new techniques adopted by China to raise forests in the
Imran Khan said Pakistan contributes to global carbon emission less
than one percent; however, it is one of the most vulnerable countries
in respect of global warming effects due to glacier melting. He said the
world started giving attention to climate change issue about twenty
years ago and it is now realizing gravity of the situation. He said
Pakistan will take the lead in the global efforts for environmental
On the occasion, a joint statement was signed to initiate dialogue with
the United Kingdom, Germany and Canada for Pakistan’s first Nature
Bond, and the possibility of a “Debt for Nature” Swap.
World Bank’s study on “Blue Carbon” was also presented which, for the
first time, gives an economic value to the country’s unvalued marine
wealth including Pakistan’s mangroves and seagrasses.
An MoU with China’s Elion group was also signed for piloting green
ecological zones in Pakistan.