Pakistan has achieved the UN Sustainable Development Goal to protect the environment and withstand climate change a decade before the deadline, the UN Development Program (UNDP) and the Pakistan Climate Change Ministry said Monday.
“With technical support from UNDP, Pakistan has reached SDG13 well before the 2030 deadline,” the UN Development Program said on Twitter.
“UNDP in Pakistan and the Ministry of Climate Change are celebrating the achievement of SDG13 Earth globe, and our longstanding strategic partnership,” he added.
In a separate statement, the ministry said, “Pakistan has reached an important milestone on the path to environmental protection by fulfilling the UN Sustainable Development Goal 13,” under Pakistan’s “clean-green” vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
In line with Khan’s “Billion Tree Tsunami” and clean-green Pakistan programs, he added, Pakistan has achieved this target, which proves its seriousness about the world’s efforts to tackle climate change.
Pakistan launched the “Billion Tree Tsunami” program in 2014 in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province in an effort to restore the province’s drained forests and fight the effects of global warming.
The reforestation project was expanded throughout Pakistan after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Khan came to power in 2018. Under this program, the government plans to plant 10 billion trees throughout Pakistan by 2023.
Following decades of cuts and natural disasters, the country’s total forest cover ranges between 2% and 5%, far below the 12% recommended by the United Nations.
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