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US consul general inaugurates Miyawaki forest corner at Frere Gardens

By Our Correspondent
December 06, 2023

US Consul General in Karachi Conrad Tribble inaugurated the laying of a Miyawaki forest patch at the Frere Gardens on Tuesday.

Speaking on the occasion, Tribble said that mitigating the dangers of our changing climate is not just a priority but a fundamental imperative that resonates at the very core of US mission.

We recognise the profound significance of collective action and partnerships in combating the adverse effects of climate change, he said and added that Afia Salam’s project aligned seamlessly with our mission to curb the effects of climate change.

US Consul General in Karachi Conrad Tribble during the inauguration of a Miyawaki forest patch at the Frere Gardens Karachi on December 5, 2023. — Facebook/U.S. Consulate General Karachi
US Consul General in Karachi Conrad Tribble during the inauguration of a Miyawaki forest patch at the Frere Gardens Karachi on December 5, 2023. — Facebook/U.S. Consulate General Karachi

This initiative has played a pivotal role in mitigating the impact of climate change and reducing air pollution by developing an urban forest and building the capacity of community-based organisations and youth through a Community-Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) approach. Beyond adding a green touch to the city, it contributed to our broader goals of environmental conservation and climate change mitigation through innovative awareness campaigns.

Tribble said this project serves as a testament to the impact each of us can have when dedicating ourselves to environmental betterment. Collaborative efforts through programs and alumni projects like this enable us to make important contributions, addressing the challenges posed by the climate crisis and identifying new skills to manage the effects of climate change.

In addition, he said he is pleased to share that this year, they successfully completed another AEIF project, Green and Blue Quetta. “In this transformative initiative, our dedicated alumna came together to plant an impressive 10,000 trees across 5 hectares of land. I trust that initiatives like these will inspire and motivate everyone present to play their part in safeguarding our planet.”

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US Consul General in Karachi Conrad Tribble inaugurates the laying of a Miyawaki forest patch at the Frere Gardens on Tuesday by planting a sapling on the occasion — The News photo by Zahid Rahman