ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has announced that the country will present its plans for rebuilding a “Climate Resilient Pakistan” at the ‘International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan’.
Co-chairing the conference, Pakistan will present the Resilient Recovery, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Framework (4RF) at the conference and seek international support and long-term partnerships for its implementation.
In a video message, the FM highlighted that despite only contributing 0.8% to global carbon emissions, Pakistan is the 8th most impacted country by climate change.
He also spoke about the ongoing flooding in the country, caused by “monster monsoons,” and appealed to the international community for support in rehabilitating those affected.
President Dr. Arif Alvi also emphasized the disproportionate impact of climate-induced disasters on Pakistan, which has suffered billions of dollars in losses despite its low contribution to global warming.
Both leaders hope that the conference will be a step towards making Pakistan more resilient to the effects of climate change.
It is important to note that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will be co-hosting the international conference in Geneva and has called on the global community to support the rebuilding and rehabilitation of flood-stricken Pakistan.