UNEP lauds Pakistan’s efforts for climate conservation on global level

Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program Inger Andersen called on Minister for Economic Affairs Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in Islamabad on Wednesday.

The Minister welcomed Inger Andersen and commended the role of the United Nations Environment Program in developing and delivering solutions on critical issues of climate change, management of marine and terrestrial ecosystems and green economic development across the globe.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq highlighted the recent devastations caused by floods in Pakistan due to the climate crisis. He also shared that Pakistan has to undertake the enormous task of reconstruction and rehabilitation of flood-affected areas. He further shared that a great deal of arable land is still under water due to floods in Sindh which would negatively impact the aggregate agricultural productivity.

Inger Andersen appreciated the role of Pakistan in levelling utmost efforts for climate conservation on a global level. She also shared that the UNEP is fully cognizant of the massive annihilation caused by the 2022 floods in Pakistan.

Source: Radio Pakistan