British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner on Sunday congratulated Pakistan for its global leadership on climate action under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
In a series of tweets, he said that Pakistan is leading the way on climate action by announcing no new coal power projects. The country is contributing less than one per cent to global emissions but is the fifth most affected one, he added. Turner further said that Pakistan and the UK are working together to tackle the threats of climate change.
Speaking via video-link at the Climate Ambition Summit 2020 to mark the fifth anniversary of the signing of the landmark Paris Agreement on Saturday, the Premier Imran Khan had said that Pakistan had already scrapped two coal power-based projects which were supposed to produce 2,600 megawatts of energy and replaced them with hydroelectricity. “As far as our indigenous coal goes, we have decided to produce energy either by coal to liquid or coal to gas so we do not have to burn coal to produce energy,” he added.