We should 'vow to succeed at all costs' at COP27, says PM Shehbaz

We should 'vow to succeed at all costs' at COP27, says PM Shehbaz

Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt (Web Desk/Agencies): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday said that deliberations by the world leaders at COP27 will shape the future of our struggle against climate change.

In a post on Twitter, the premier termed climate change a challenge of the century.

"We have a duty to leave a clean and green environment to our coming generations," he said, adding that the world should vow at COP27 to succeed at all costs.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday joined world leaders at the ‘Sharm El-Sheikh Climate Implementation Summit’ in a bid to deliberate upon the ways to address the global environmental challenges.

At the Sharm El-Sheikh International Convention Center, the prime minister was received by Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

The government of Egypt is hosting the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27), with a view to effectively tackling the global challenge of climate change.

Pakistan’s invitation to the summit along with other countries signifies the importance to implement and transform key climate-related decisions into concrete actions and credible plans.

At the invitation of the Egyptian presidency of COP-27, PM Shehbaz will also co-chair, along with his Norwegian counterpart, a high-level roundtable discussion on ‘Climate Change and the sustainability of vulnerable communities’.

COP-27 is taking place at a time when millions of people in Pakistan and millions more in other parts of the world, are facing severe adverse impacts of climate change.

As a developing country most affected by this phenomenon, Pakistan will make a robust call, inter alia, for the urgency of climate solidarity and climate justice based on the established principles of equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities.