Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday(12.DEC.2020) told the United Nation’s climate change summit that Pakistan expects 60% clean energy by 2030.He further added that Pakistan aims to mitigate the effects of climate change by using clean energy.
Addressing the summit, the PM said that 30% of all the country’s vehicles would run on electricity shortly.
“Pakistan is the country whose contribution to global emission is less than 1%, yet and sadly, we are the fifth most vulnerable country to climate change,” PM Imran Khan said.
The Prime Minister, explaining what Pakistan had decided to do about climate change, said that the country has decided to opt for “nature-based solutions” to mitigate the effects.
STEPS TAKEN BY PAKISTAN TO ACHIEVE CLEAN ENERGY
- 30% of all the country’s vehicles will run on electricity shortly.
- Pakistan will plant 10 billion trees in the next three years.
- Increase in the number of national parks and protected areas from 30 to 45.
- The government has decided not to have power based on coal. They have already scrapped two coal power projects that were supposed to produce 2,600MW energy. Government has replaced the project through hydroelectricity.
The United Kingdom was to host this year’s UN’s climate change summit in Glasgow. The authorities postponed the event to November 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The summit marks the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement.
At the summit, they expect that the participating countries will set out new ambitious commitments. Under three pillars of the Paris Agreement, namely mitigation, adaptation and finance.
According to the UN, the event aims to “rally momentum and call for much greater climate action and ambition”.
Moreover, “National governments will be invited to present more ambitious and high-quality climate plans. As well as Covid recovery plans and new finance commitments and measures to limit global warming to 1.5C.”
In addition, the event brought together leaders from across all levels of government, as well as the private sector and civil society, to present new measures, boosting ambition and action.
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