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Kakar underscores Pak pledge to address climate change challenges

December 02, 2023

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on Friday visited the Pakistan Pavilion at COP28 in the UAE, emphasizing the critical nature of ongoing climate negotiations.

During the visit, the prime minister appreciated the Pakistan delegation for its noteworthy efforts in contributing to the negotiations and facilitating the operationalization of Loss and Damage Fund.

Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar visits Pakistans pavilion at COP28 in the UAE on Dec 1, 2023. —PID
Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar visits Pakistan's pavilion at COP28 in the UAE on Dec 1, 2023. —PID 

Notably, the prime minister took a moment to acknowledge the significance of Climate Chronicles Art exhibition by 19 Pakistani artists on our changing world at the Pakistan Pavilion, recognizing the power of artistic expressions in conveying messages about the climate change.

Tomorrow will mark the inauguration of Living Indus Initiative at the Pakistan Pavilion, a comprehensive program comprising 25 projects. This initiative is designed to rehabilitate the health of Indus Basin in Pakistan through climate-resilient approaches and nature-based solutions.

The prime minister’s engagement underscores the country’s commitment to addressing climate challenges and fostering sustainable development, reflecting a broader global effort towards climate resilience.

These key points will be shared with the media to inform the public about the prime minister’s involvement at COP28 and the initiatives aimed at mitigating the impact of climate change in Pakistan.

Also, the Prime Minister of Estonia, Ms Kaja Kallas, visited Pakistan’s Pavilion at COP28, underlining the importance of ongoing climate negotiations. The leaders delved into discussions about climate resilience initiatives and committed to supporting each other in this endeavor.

The meeting showcased a shared dedication to address the global challenge of climate change and echoed the spirit of cooperation necessary for a sustainable future.

This diplomatic exchange at COP28 emphasizes the role of international partnerships in tackling environmental issues and underscores the commitment of both leaders to fostering climate resilience. She acknowledged Pakistan’s contributions during COP27 to establishing Loss and Damage Fund and also expressed support for technology assistance in agricultural initiatives.