ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid held a meeting with newly appointed country representatives of The Asia Foundation, Sofia Shakil, at Ministry of Climate Change in Islamabad.

Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid said that “Pakistan is facing many disasters as a result of climate change in the form of floods, droughts, sea intrusion and glaciers melting. Pakistan is ranked 7th among countries most affected by the climate change” said a press release issued on Wednesday.

He further said that emissions will increase as a result of future developmental process. The government of Pakistan is taking many initiatives to deal with climate change that includes ratification of Paris agreement, submission of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, National Climate Change Policy, Framework to implement Climate Change Policy, Climate Change Act.

The Climate Change Council will be established to implement projects while considering international standards. He further added that National Assembly has approved the Climate Change Act. It would be functional within next three months after getting approval from the senate.

The delegate of “The Asia foundation” was also informed about Launching of the Prime Minister’s Green Pakistan Program.

The country representatives of The Asia Foundation Ms.Sofia Shakeel offered to help in strengthening the new body of Climate Change Council and small grant projects of climate change.-Online