PM Shehbaz appreciates Biden administration for addressing climate change
Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and US President Joe Biden (R) – Screengrab via Twitter/@abubakarumer/Reuters/File
Prime Minister Shehbaz expressed regret that Pakistan is among the ten countries most vulnerable to climate change.
The Prime Minister expressed his gratitude for the immediate US assistance in the wake of the devastating floods in Pakistan.
Special Envoy Kerry expressed solidarity with the people and government of Pakistan.
New York: Prime Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Wednesday praised America’s role in tackling the issue of climate change and thanked the country for helping Pakistan during the devastating floods.
The Prime Minister met US Special Presidential Envoy on Climate John Kerry on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
Noting that “catastrophic floods have made Pakistan ground zero for climate change”, the Prime Minister praised Kerry’s personal leadership in raising awareness and finding solutions to the climate change crisis.
He acknowledged its important role. Biden To address the administration Climate change.
The Prime Minister expressed his gratitude for the immediate US assistance in the wake of the devastating floods in Pakistan. He stressed the need for continued support from the international community not only in the immediate rehabilitation and relief efforts but also during the subsequent reconstruction and rehabilitation phase.
Prime Minister Shehbaz emphasized that Pakistan contributes less than 1 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, yet it is among the ten most vulnerable countries to climate change.
With over 1,400 casualties; 33 million people were displaced as climate refugees, more than 600,000 of whom were pregnant women. Four million acres of crops were destroyed, entire villages and livelihoods were swept away. Pakistan was facing an unprecedented natural disaster.
The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of America’s leadership in fulfilling its environmental action commitments by providing adequate tools to developing countries, including Pakistan, in the form of climate finance, technology transfer and capacity building support under the Paris Agreement. gave
Special Envoy Kerry expressed solidarity with the people and government of Pakistan and reiterated the continued support of the US administration to address the challenges posed by the floods.
He said that the United States is ready to cooperate with Pakistan in rebuilding resilient infrastructure as well as other forms of assistance that will avert such crises in the future. Both sides agreed to continue to focus closely on climate change and energy negotiations.
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