Federal Climate Change Minister Senator Sherry Rehman on Tuesday called for a clear restructuring of the global environmental agenda, equitable resources, new goals and ambitions to implement the fellowship’s climate commitments. world to combat environmental degradation.
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – July 19, 2022): Federal Climate Change Minister Senator Sherry Rehman on Tuesday called for a clear restructuring of the global environmental agenda, equitable resources, new goals and ambitions to implement the climate commitments made by the global brotherhood to fight against environmental degradation.
The minister, who is in Berlin, Germany, to represent Pakistan at the 2022 St. Petersburg Ministerial Climate Dialogue, made the suggestions in an interview with Al Jazeera, a press release said here.
Senator Sherry Rehman has called for bold changes to the global climate agenda.
She said, “Pakistan is exposed to many threats from climate change including rising temperatures, wildfires, floods, droughts, floods, rising sea levels and others. All of these impacts of climate change, she added, were affecting life at all levels because the country’s glaciers were melting too quickly. “We’ve had 17 Glacial Lake Flood (GLOF) incidents this year.” Climate change, she said, has also caused unimaginable damage to Pakistan’s agricultural production, livelihoods, human health and economic stability.
“These losses include large-scale internal displacement as well as GDP (gross domestic product) losses. We are losing 9.1% of GDP due to climate change,” said Sherry Rehman.
The minister said the temperature in Pakistan had reached 50 degrees instead of 41 degrees due to the severe impact of global warming in the region.
Pakistan, she argued, had laid the groundwork for its response on the agenda of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to deal with the effects of climate change, and was striving to achieve its clear ambitions.
“The Global South seeks a sound financial mechanism to achieve its goals where resource transfers from developed countries are limited to commitments only,” she added.
She said Pakistan only accounts for 1% of global greenhouse gas emissions, but is committed to energy transition and other goals.
“Pakistan supports the position of developing countries regarding the damage caused by the impacts of climate change,” she said. “Climate finance needs to change globally to address the impacts of climate change.” Pakistan, she added, expressed deep concern over the insufficient climate finance by developed countries under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
“Pakistan urges the international community to provide additional and sustainable resources to address the threats of climate change because hope is not a plan,” said Sherry Rahman.
“The world must move beyond commitments to achieve common climate change goals,” she said.