Islamabad: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Climate Change, Malik Amin Aslam has been invited to join Champions for Nature at the World Economic Forum in recognition of his efforts to introduce and pursue green policies in the country as part of global efforts that help make a positive impact on the economy and stem the loss of biodiversity, according to a press statement released here on Saturday by the Ministry of Climate Change.
“This is indeed an extraordinary achievement for the country to be invited to be part of the body of ‘Champions for Nature’ and to receive a globally recognized title at the upcoming annual meeting of the World Economic Forum,” said the Special Prime Minister. Climate Change Assistant Malik Amin Aslam, one of the main keys behind the government’s current green policy and agenda.
He said further, “This is a striking recognition of the incumbent government’s globally recognized green policy and agenda as part of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision for a Clean and Green Pakistan and its contribution to overall global ecological sustainability and conservation and biodiversity protection. “While explaining the philosophy of the Champions for Nature Economic Forum title awarded to some of the top green leaders, Malik Amin said that champions for Nature are a community of leaders who disrupt business as usual to lead the way to a positive and natural global economy. stop natural loss by 2030.
As part of the Nature Action Agenda (NAA), the World Economic Forum’s community Champions bring together leaders from the public and private sectors, civil society, academics and activists – all playing complementary roles in a multi-stakeholder approach, he explained. The Champions for Nature Initiative was launched during the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos in January 2020. In their first year, Champions realized that their community was well positioned to support a green post-COVID-19 recovery through transforming systems for economic, health benefits. man and nature.
The Prime Minister’s special assistant said that Champions for Nature was organized into three working groups, focused on transforming socio-economic systems with the highest impact on nature.
These three systems have been identified in the Future of Nature and Business report, part of the Forum’s New Natural Economy report series, which makes a business and economic case for action to combat natural loss due to unsustainable production and consumption patterns around the world, Malik Amin added.
He said that during his participation as a country’s representative in the Champions meeting for Nature-related events, He would explain Prime Minister Imran Khan’s initiative for a clean and green Pakistan. Malik Amin said several flagship programs and projects had been launched by the current government, such as the world’s largest reforestation program, the 10 Billion Trees Tsunami Program, the Clean Green Pakistan Program, the Protected Area Initiative, the Plastic-Free Pakistan Initiative, the Recharge Pakistan Initiative as part of the country’s efforts. to achieve environmental sustainability and climate resilience through conservation and protection of the environment, forests and wildlife, where community and youth involvement is a top priority.
He also recalled that another ambitious Protected Area Initiative, approved by the Prime Minister, was launched recently under the ‘Green Pakistan’ umbrella program, which is the current government’s milestone for nature conservation and promotion of nature-based solutions and the creation of green environments. . profession. It aims to expand the country’s protected area coverage from 13 percent to 15 percent by 2023 and create 5,000 environmentally friendly jobs across the country that are seen as important after the COVID-19 pandemic, while at the same time protecting the country’s natural resources, added Malik Amin. “We hope that the government’s current green and clean initiatives, which also lead to green job creation through green stimulus initiatives for green economy recovery, will increase afforestation activities, protect and conserve the environment, wildlife and increase Pakistan’s resilience. against the adverse impacts of climate change on water, energy, agriculture, food security, energy, health, education and livelihoods as well as the livelihoods of vulnerable rural and mountainous communities, “he said.
Malik Amin Aslam underlined that given the country’s financial constraints, it was impossible to launch a series of clean and green Pakistani initiatives. But despite limited financial resources, Prime Minister Imran Khan supports the launch of a green stimulus initiative under the Clean Green Pakistan Program, which has led to the creation of thousands of green jobs for those unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ”the High Commissioner told the meeting.