Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to address the virtual Climate Ambition Summit organized by United Nations on Saturday. The summit marks the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement.
PM Imran Khan in his speech will inform the world about the actions taken by Pakistan to restore the landscape and tourist spots in Pakistan. His speech will shed light on the multiple steps taken by the present government to mitigate the adverse impact of climate change in Pakistan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the Climate Ambition Summit 2020 being held virtually today by the United Nations in connection with 5th anniversary of Paris Agreement https://t.co/bdfSHfWLTc @ImranKhanPTI @UN @PakPMO @Momentum_UNFCCC @UNFCCC pic.twitter.com/sjW4fR8NIZ— Radio Pakistan (@RadioPakistan) December 12, 2020
Imran Khan at UN Climate Ambition Summit
Projects like the Billion tree Tsunami, Clean and Green Pakistan initiative and the establishment of two national parks in Gilgit Baltistan to protect the flora and fauna of the region will be discussed in his speech. PM Khan will also talk about the investment plans of Pakistan in renewable energy resources. The speech of PM Khan will be broadcasted on Pakistani TV channels at 8 pm on Saturday.
UN has selected PM Imran Khan to speak at the Global Ambition Summit due to his environment-friendly policies. His speech will be of 4-5 minutes. He is among the top 10 world leaders to speak at the UN Summit.
Earlier, the United Kingdom was set to host the summit in November 2020 in Glasgow but the event was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Later, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres and Johnson announced to co-host the event on December 12.
The event will focus on the issues of global rising temperatures and will discuss the prospects of a carbon-free economy.
“The climate emergency is fully upon us, and we have no time to waste,” Guterres said in a statement. “The answer to our existential crisis is swift, decisive, scaled up action and solidarity among nations”.
As per the statement released by the UN, the event intends to “rally momentum and call for much greater climate action and ambition”.
“National governments will be invited to present more ambitious and high-quality climate plans, as well as COVID recovery plans, new finance commitments and measures to limit global warming to 1.5C.” World leaders and global personalities are expected to address the virtual event.