Islamabad: Today Pakistan has been elected as the Vice Chair of UN Environment Ministers Forum. Singapore, being the host country, is the chair of the UN Environment’s Forum. On this occasion Advisor to PM Amin Aslam said that this is an honor for Pakistan as 41 environment ministers of Asia Pacific, including China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand etc have chosen Pakistan to represent them.
پاکستان سنگاپورمیں @UNEnvironment ایشیاپیسیفک وزارتی فورم کےوائس چیئرمین کےطورپرمنتخب 🇵🇰👏👏
وزیراعظم کےمشیربرائےموسمیاتی تبدیلی @aminattock ملک امین اسلم نےایشیا پیسفک فورم میں پاکستان کی نمائندگی کی-@CleanGreenPK @UNEnvironmentAP #PakLeadsInClimateAction #CleanGreenPakistan pic.twitter.com/GttTbX2snb
— AttaUrRehmanAbbasi (@attaabbasi6) January 25, 2019
Advisor to PM while talking at the panel said Pakistan is leading on climate actions to tackle the affects of Climate Change. He said that PM has launched a nationwide Clean Green Pakistan movement for protection of environment that involves an 10 Billion Tree plantation drive, Solid and Liquid Waste Management, Total Hygiene and Clean Drinking Water. Mr. Aslam also briefed about the 1 Billion Tree Tsunami project successfully completed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province last year, that got global recognition from World Economic Forum, IUCN and WWF.
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The fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly will take place in Nairobi from 11 to 15 March 2019 under the theme “Innovative solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production”.