HARIPUR: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said the government is taking concrete steps to preserve the environment for future generations.
The Prime Minister was speaking at an event called the “Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Program” in which he said it was a great achievement for the government that it would be hosting the next “World Environment Day”.
Nunan Khan said it showed that his government had taken steps to protect the environment, adding that this was a worrying sign that Pakistan had been included in the list of 10 countries most affected by climate change.
“Our efforts are focused on providing a better and safer future for our future generations,” he said.
The premier said his government had implemented several initiatives including the Tun Billion Tree Tsunami, the establishment of national parks, and the restoration of wetlands and wildlife to achieve that goal.
Nunan Khan said the effects of climate change could be reversed if the government indicated it would do so.
Pakistan will host World Environment Day in 2021
Earlier this month, Pakistan was selected to host World Environment Day 2021 in partnership with the UN Environment Program (UNEP) on June 5.
This will be the first time in history that the country will officially hold this day.
At the event, Pakistan will make some important announcements related to the plans it has taken to reduce the effects of climate change, including the 10 Billion Trees Tsunami Program, Clean Green Pakistan, Electric Vehicle Policy, National Parks, and Green activities.
Only four international people, including Prime Minister Imran Khan, have been selected to take part in this year’s World Environment Summit.
Prime Minister Khan will preside over the world summit on the night of June 4. The summit will be attended by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, Pope Francis, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
A major environmental event will be held on June 5 in Islamabad.
Last year, China was honored for hosting the international conference on World Environment Day.
World Environment Day, which takes place every year on June 5, is a United Nations day that is a milestone in promoting global awareness.
This year’s celebration of World Environment Day will be on the theme of ‘environmental restoration’ and will focus on re-establishing national and environmental relations. It will also mark the official launch of the UN Decade of Environment for Environmental Affairs 2021 – 2030.
Over the years, it has grown to become the world’s largest public access platform and is celebrated by millions of people around the world.