Pakistan is committed to tackling the issue of climate change, under the Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Program, the country’s forests will be increased as well as protected, Special Assistant Malik Amin Aslam.
ISLAMABAD (INP): Pakistan will host World Environment Day in June 2021 in association with the United Nations Environment Program. This year, the theme of World Environment Day will be “Ecosystem Restoration” and the focus will be on the relationship with nature. It will continue to improve and thus mark the beginning of the century of restoration of the United Nations ecosystem. World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 every year. This day is considered to be an important day for raising environmental awareness and promoting initiatives around the world.The world’s largest tree-planting campaign, the Ten Billion Tree Tsunami, under the auspices of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, lasts five years. Under the agreement, protection will also be provided along with increasing forests in the country. In addition to protecting forests as well as mangroves, the campaign will also plant trees in urban areas such as schools, colleges, public parks and green belts. Pakistan has also embarked on ecosystem rehabilitation funds to address climate change issues and natural solutions to biodiversity conservation. Recently, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched a nationwide initiative under the Protected Areas Initiative.
Special Assistant for Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said on the occasion, “The Government of Pakistan is committed to tackling the issue of climate change, for which Under the Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Program, which covers an area of more than 5 hectares across the country, the forest will be restored as well as expanded. Malik Amin Aslam also said that it was an honour for us to host World Environment Day this year and to co-operate with other countries in global rehabilitation efforts to address environmental issues. As the host of Environment Day, Pakistan will highlight environmental issues and highlight important national initiatives in this regard and their global significance and role. UNEP Executive Director Inger Anderson said 2020 was a year full of environmental issues, dealing with many other issues, including global pandemics, the environment, pollution and nature issues. In 2021, we must work to solve problems, and in doing so, we must recognise that the restoration of nature is essential to the survival of our planet and of humanity. He said that Pakistan has done a great job in restoring the country’s forests and we are happy that Pakistan is hosting the World Environment Day 2021 and the restoration of the ecosystem of all nations through the century of UN restoration of ecosystems. The United Nations aims to tackling climate issues, conservation of many species of animals, food, clean water and improve livelihoods. Natural carbon-absorbing resources, such as forests, can be used to reduce the carbon emissions gap by up to 5%. Planting environmentally friendly plants can protect against many of the devastating effects of heatwaves, including forest fires. It is also the last year to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which scientists point to as the last chance to improve environmental catastrophe. However, financial assistance and incentives are also required to run the rehabilitation system as needed to raise public awareness through research and education.