10pc of countries responsible for 80pc of carbon emissions in world: PM Imran

07:49 PM | 25 Oct, 2021
10pc of countries responsible for 80pc of carbon emissions in world: PM Imran

RIYADH – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday that 10% of the countries were responsible for 80% of the world carbon emissions and there was a need for collective efforts to take this challenge more seriously. 

Speaking at the Middle East Green Initiative Summit in Saudi Arabia, Khan expressed the hope "we will collectively take this challenge more seriously".

He said that Pakistan, being one of the 10 most vulnerable countries, had faced 150 harsh weather events in the last 10 years with an economic impact of over $3.8 billion. He said the economic cost of climate change to be faced by Pakistan in the coming years has been estimated at $ 6 to $14 billion.

The Pakistani prime minister said one billion mangrove trees will be planted in Pakistan to cope with the growing environmental challenges. He said an initiative has been planned to boost mangrove plantation under the Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Programme in the country.

He said Pakistan was taking serious steps to tackle environmental issues. The prime minister said the world should take it serious as it is now affecting coastal communities rapidly. 

Imran Khan said tackling existing challenges that affect man-made infrastructure and coastal ecosystems has already become a serious concern.

Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan shared his perspective on the challenges faced by the developing countries due to climate change. 

Addressing the MGO summit, Khan highlighted Pakistan’s experience of launching nature-based solutions to environmental challenges. 

Khan is on an official visit to the kingdom on the invitation of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to attend the launch of the MGI summit. This is Khan’s second visit to Saudi Arabia this year. He visited the kingdom last in May and signed several agreements. 

Riyadh, a signatory to the Paris climate pact, on Saturday set out details of its nationally determined contributions (NDCs) — goals for individual states under global efforts to prevent average global temperatures from rising beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. 

The United States and the European Union want Saudi Arabia to join the global initiative on slashing methane emissions by 30 percent by 2030. 

PM Khan is accompanied by a high-level delegation, including his aide on climate change Malik Amin Aslam. 

The event is the first of its kind in the Middle East region. It may be recalled “Green Saudi Arabia” and “Green Middle East” initiatives were launched by the Saudi crown prince in March 2021, aimed at protecting the nature and planet.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Today Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 24 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 24, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 278.4 for buying and 280.1 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.45.

British Pound rate is 354.5 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal hovered at 73.6.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 278.4  280.1 
Euro EUR 301.35 303.45
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.5 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5  77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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