The government of Australia has gifted the Miyawaki forest to the people of Pakistan as part of an initiative organized by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to support Pakistan’s Spring Tree Plantation Campaign 2021.
The High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr. Geoffrey Shaw, inaugurated the Miyawaki Forest at Fatima Jinnah Park, Islamabad, on Wednesday. He was accompanied by the Pakistani Minister of State for Climate Change, Zartaj Gul, and the Director-General of the CDA, Naveed Tareen.
Dr. Shaw spoke at the tree plantation ceremony and announced, “This Miyawaki forest is a gift from the Australian government to the people of Pakistan. I hope that the trees and shrubs planted here today help regenerate not just the environment of Islamabad but contribute to making Pakistan cleaner and greener”.
“Green initiatives such as this are becoming ever more important in the face of the growing impacts of climate change affecting our region – something both Australia and Pakistan are keenly aware of and taking action on,” he added.
DG CDA Tareen explained that Miyawaki is a technique that ensures the quick development of forests, and that Prime Minister Imran Khan is interested in its implementation.
“We all are aware of the threat of global warming and how it’s already affecting our lives. Right and timely initiatives like this are much needed,” he remarked.
He also expressed his gratitude to the Australian High Commission for their joint collaboration in the venture.