PM Kakar Showcases Pakistan’s Climate Leadership at COP28

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar highlighted Pakistan’s climate advocacy and action at the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in the UAE.

The prime minister visited the Pakistan Pavilion at the COP28 venue, where he praised the Pakistan delegation for their significant role in advancing the climate negotiations and securing the establishment of the Loss and Damage Fund. The fund is a mechanism to provide financial support to developing countries that are most vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.

The prime minister also appreciated the Climate Chronicles Art exhibition at the Pakistan Pavilion, which featured 19 Pakistani artists who expressed their views on climate change through various forms of art. The prime minister said that art was a powerful medium to raise awareness and inspire action on climate issues.

The prime minister also inaugurated the Living Indus Initiative at the Pakistan Pavilion, which is a comprehensive programme of 25 projects that aim to restore the health of the Indus Basin in Pakistan. The initiative will adopt climate-resilient approaches and nature-based solutions to address the challenges of water scarcity, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation in the basin.

The prime minister’s participation at COP28 demonstrates Pakistan’s commitment to tackling climate change and promoting sustainable development, in line with the global efforts to achieve climate resilience. The prime minister will also share the key points of his engagement at COP28 with the media and the public, to inform them about the initiatives that Pakistan is undertaking to mitigate and adapt to the impact of climate change.

In addition, the prime minister met with the Estonian premier, Kaja Kallas, at the COP28 venue, and discussed the importance of the ongoing climate negotiations. They agreed to support each other in pursuing climate resilience initiatives and enhancing cooperation on environmental issues.

The meeting reflected a shared dedication to address the global challenge of climate change and the need for cooperation and partnership for a sustainable future. The Estonian premier acknowledged Pakistan’s contributions during COP27 in setting up the ‘loss and damage fund’, and also expressed interest in collaborating with Pakistan on technology assistance in agricultural initiatives.

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