Pak among first countries to meet ‘Bonn Challenge’

Observer Report

Senator Faisal Javed Khan of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday said that Pakistan has become one of the first countries to meet the international ‘Bonn Challenge’ by restoring over 600,000 hectares of land into forests and planting a billion trees in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Addressing COP26, a climate change conference in Glasgow, Senator Faisal said Pakistan has taken a lot of initiatives under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan to tackle the threat of climate change.

“Now we have committed to planting another 10 billion trees across the country and of that 10 billion, Pakistan has already planted over 1.5 billion trees”.

Besides Senator Faisal, Senator Mushahid Hussain and MNA Munaza Hassan, who is the Chairperson of the Climate Change Standing Committee, attended the moot on the invitation of Scottish Parliamentarians to discuss climate action under the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) held on November 7.

The ruling party senator called for an “action oriented approach” in his speech to the IPU.

He said that: “Pakistan contributes less than 1% of the global greenhouse gas emissions but yet it is constantly amongst the top 10 countries affected by climate change”.

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