Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that the environmental policies of the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) government are being recognized globally.
According to the details, the World Economic Forum (WEF) appreciated Pakistan’s environmental policies, climate action plan, and response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in a video released on Sunday.
Prime Minister Imran Khan while sharing the video by World Economic Forum in his tweet, said that
Globally PTI’s environment policies are being recognised esp our green recovery programme from the Covid 19 pandemic and our Climate action plan.
Globally PTI's environment policies are being recognised esp our green recovery programme from the Covid 19 pandemic and our Climate action plan. pic.twitter.com/cHuCzCj2yQ
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 14, 2021
The forum via video highlighted the ways in which Pakistan is moving ahead towards a greener future.
The text in the video read, “Pakistan has pledged to source 60% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030,”
WEF has also acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts towards the creation of 15 new national parks.
“As the pandemic devastates the globe, and climate change threatens our way of life, our relationship with nature demands us to rethink.”
Back on February 12th this year, the World Economic Forum appreciated the green recovery plan of PTI government under Imran Khan’s leadership to overcome the environmental crisis.
According to WEF, against this backdrop, the COVID-19 crisis provided an opportunity and Pakistan seized it to break out of the depression and reboot a stressed economy with a “Green Stimulus” focused on two objectives: protecting nature and creating green jobs.
The focal areas for intervention included planting more trees, expanding and reviving our protected areas and improving urban sanitation – all of which could generate quick employment while also allowing the country to come out of the crisis on a nature-positive pathway.
WEF also said that Pakistan carved out an opportunity amidst the crisis, by rebooting the economy with a green stimulus and putting its faith in diverse nature-based financial instruments.