Islamabad: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has announced that the country will present its plans to rebuild a ‘Climate Resilient Pakistan’ at the ‘International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan’.
Co-chairing the conference, Pakistan will present its Resilient Recovery, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Framework (4RF) at the conference and seek international support and long-term partnerships for its implementation.
In a video message, the FM highlighted that despite contributing only 0.8% to global carbon emissions, Pakistan is the 8th most affected country by climate change.
He also spoke about the ongoing flooding in the country, caused by “monster monsoons” and appealed to the international community for support in the rehabilitation of those affected.
The President Dr. Arif Alvi also highlighted the disproportionate impact of climate-induced disasters on Pakistan, which has suffered billions of dollars in losses despite its low contribution to global warming.
Both leaders hope the conference will be a step towards making Pakistan more resilient to the effects of climate change.
It is important to note that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will co-host the international conference in Geneva and called on the global community to support the reconstruction and rehabilitation of flood-hit Pakistan.