PM Shehbaz Sharif addresses Saudi Green Initiative meeting at COP-27 summit in Sharm al-Sheikh, Egypt.
Says objective of MGI is aligned with objective of Pakistan’s national forest policy.
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Nature based solutions are at the heart of Pakistan's "ambitious" climate action agenda under the convention and Paris Agreement, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said Tuesday while addressing the Saudi Green Initiative meeting at the COP-27 summit in Sharm al-Sheikh in Egypt.
PM Shehbaz Sharif is on a visit to Sharm El-Sheikh to participate in the 70th session of the Conference of Parties.
The premier said that he was heartened by the active interest of members in nature-based initiatives like afforestation which help countries build adaptive capacities, control green house gas emissions, and minimise loss and damage due to climate change at the national and regional level.
"I must mention here that the objective of the Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) are aligned with the objective of Pakistan’s national forest policy and the Green Pakistan programme, which is focused on protecting, enhancing, and managing our forests, wildlife and ecosystem by 2023," the premier said.
He also lauded Riyadh for driving the Saudi Green Initiative. He said that Pakistan has already extended full cooperation through the exchange of knowledge and the provision of experts.
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