Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, on Saturday, told delegates at the General Assembly meeting that Pakistan is doing all it can to fortify its institutional framework and perform more in order to prevent the most serious effects of climate change.
After the signing of the Paris climate agreement at the UN General Assembly, Khan said Pakistan, which is a country susceptible to global warming, would implement a climate change council and climate change authority, with more than 5% of the country’s annual budget being allotted to climate change activities.
He further went on to state that necessary resources were vital for climate movements in developing countries. Adding that trillions of dollars would be needed worldwide to properly respond to climate changes, he was of the opinion that most of the funding ought to be spent in developing countries.
“Fulfillment of financial obligations, particularly meeting the $100 billion target by developed countries is extremely important,” Nisar said.
At least 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on climate change.
A truly “defining moment”, the interior minister said “we have now an action plan to deal with the greatest development emergency of our times.”
“We must implement it fully and faithfully.
He voiced the reason for Pakistan’s involvement in the consensus in Paris, claiming that Pakistan’s objectives met with those of the Climate Change Convention.
Pakistan’s temperature has escalated and its 5,000 glaciers are declining faster than in other countries, with the country already being water-stressed.