PM ‘puzzled at cacophony’ over Pakistan not being invited to climate moot

PM ‘puzzled at cacophony’ over Pakistan not being invited to climate moot

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday expressed his surprise over Pakistan not being invited to the Climate Change Conference.

In a series of tweets, the premier said that his government's environment policies are driven solely by commitment to our future generations of a clean and green Pakistan to mitigate the impact of climate change.

He said our initiatives include Green Pakistan, Ten Billion Tree Tsuanmi, nature based solutions, cleaning up rivers etcs. We have gained vast experience in seven years beginning with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

He said our policies are being recognised and lauded. He said Pakistan is ready to help any state wanting to learn from our experience.

The prime minister said he has already laid out priorities for the UN Climate Change Conference 2021-COP26 if the international community is serious about countering impact of climate change.

PM Imran Khan's statement comes days after it was announced that the US climate envoy John Kerry will travel to Abu Dhabi, New Delhi, and Dhaka from April 1 to 9 in an effort to narrow differences on climate change goals to slow global warming.

Kerry's schedule did not mention talks with the leadership of Pakistan, which is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change.

US has invited global leaders, including the leaders of China and Russia, to participate in a summit on climate change to be held on April 22-23.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin are among the 40 world leaders invited to the summit.