The Director General Of Global Green Growth Institute Mr.Frank Rijsberman met Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Mushahidullah Khan.
“Pakistan has only 0.08% contribution in Carbon Emission but is most affected by the climate change,” said Federal Minister for Climate Change.
He further highlighted that the Pakistan’s case should be projected at all international forums and supported through Green Projects for mitigation and adaptation. We are facing climate change issues in the forms of floods, droughts, sea intrusion and glacier lake floods.
We need 40 billion dollars to deal with these climate change issues. He also informed the delegate that 30% of Pakistani transport is on Compressed Natural Gas but many industrial units have been converted to liquefied Natural Gas. Pakistan is committed to climate change issues, he affirmed.
He also informed that Pakistan would highlight these issues at Global Green Growth Conference being held in Ethiopia next week.
Mr. Frank Rijsberman Director General of Global Green Growth Institute said that we acknowledge that Pakistan’s contribution in global carbon emission is very less. Pakistan can increase its renewable energy resources, which is cheap, and environment friendly as well.
“We are looking forward to make countries environment friendly.” He further said that Article six of Paris agreement talks about making climate change as an opportunity through new market and non market mechanisms.
Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan ensured to provide full support to Global Green Growth Institute for their initiatives in Pakistan.
About Global Green Growth Institute
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies.
Established in 2012, at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, GGGI is accelerating the transition toward a new model of economic growth – green growth – founded on principles of social inclusivity and environmental sustainability.
GGGI is an interdisciplinary, multi-stakeholder organization that believes economic growth and environmental sustainability are not merely compatible objectives; their integration is essential for the future of humankind.