Federal Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman has stated that Pakistan is keen to present its recent climate initiatives at the upcoming COP 27.
She said this while briefing the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Pakistan Julien Harneis on the “Living Indus” initiative.
The federal minister informed the UN RCO on the inter-provincial consultations held by the MOCC and has taken the provincial chief secretaries on board the Living Indus Project to restore the health of the Indus Basin as well as the major rivers of Pakistan.
Emphasizing on the objectives of the project, Minister Rehman said, “The water of the Indus River has been contaminated to the extent that it is necessary to engage society and change their perceptions and attitudes as well as take action to conserve water and maintain its quality.
The “Living Indus” initiative hopes to restore and repair the natural resources and ecosystems of the basin to ensure that they are resilient to climate change.
The need is to expedite climate financing for the project and design top priority interventions with the support of the Cabinet and the provinces. These priorities can be undertaken in phases.”
The federal minister underscored the importance of the project and thanked Mr. Julien for his continued efforts in supporting Pakistan’s climate initiatives.