Green Youth Movement launched to mitigate impact of climate change

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Reiterating the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government’s commitment towards making Pakistan green and clean, Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar Thursday announced to launch the Green Youth Movement (GYM) which he said would play a significant role in mitigating the climate change impacts on environment.

The Green Youth Movement has been launched under the Prime Minister’s Kamyab Jawan Programme at the Convention Centre.

Under this programme, 2.1 million youths from across the country will be engaged to ensure green initiatives besides creating more than 65,000 jobs.

Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul, Special Adviser to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar, Country Director British Council Pakistan Amir Ramzan, Chairperson Higher Education Commission Shaista Sohail along with a large number of youth and students from various universities as well as stakeholders in education sector attended the ceremony.

Federal Minister Asad Umar said that Pakistan is facing climate change challenges as it is the 10th most affected country of the world bearing the brunt of the climate change. He, however, said that new dams are being constructed that will be completed in the next five to seven years.

Explaining about the Green Youth Movement, the minister said that this initiative will prove to be a milestone in engaging youth, enhancing their capacity building as well as skills and approaching the growth of Pakistan.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that Prime Minister Imran Khan was trying to save Pakistan from imperialism.

Fawad Hussain said that PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif has proposed that a national government minus PTI should be formed and this proposal was tantamount to install a government of robbers to protect thieves.

He said that 63 percent of the population of Pakistan comprised people from 15 to 33 years of age and their future could not be left at the mercy of the looters and plunderers.

Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul said that the Kamyab Jawan Program has enabled the youth towards better decision making. These programs are designed under the prime minister’s vision of producing a skilled young generation to ensure betterment and prosperity of the country.

Addressing the audience, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar said that the PTI has launched Kamyab Jawan Programme that has played a key role in jobs creation, engaging youth and creating business opportunities in the country.

The green champions under the Green Youth Movement initiative will represent Pakistan in other countries and learn new approaches to address climate change, he added. In his remarks, Country Director British Council Pakistan Amir Ramzan said that the British Council is delighted to partner with the government of Pakistan on Kamyab Jawan’s Green Youth Movement. It is the initiative that will define the future of our youth, he remarked.

 

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