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PM Abbasi says efforts afoot to tackle climate change

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Monday that Pakistan is committed to play its role in global efforts for tackling the issue of climate change.

Addressing the Climate Change Conference here today, the premier said that Pakistan had backed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2015 dealing with greenhouse gas emissions.

He said climate change has become one of the biggest challenge for mankind today and has united all international community on one platform for action against the hazards of the changing environment.

He said that his government has been working on sustainable development goals for prosperity of the people of Pakistan.

Abbasi said Pakistan is meeting its energy needs up to 50 per cent by gas and the government’s plan to shut down  furnace oil based power plants by next year is testament to its reliance on renewable sources for energy needs.

He said greenhouse gas emission has been contained to below one per cent in Pakistan.

The premier said that the country is tackling the challenges posed by the climate change.

Today, Pakistan is facing worse effects of climate change and that the government is determined in implementing plans to address the issues stemming from this change, the premier added.

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