Islamabad - Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam and Climate Ambassador at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark met on Wednesday and discussed implementation of waste-to-energy and renewable energy projects. A statement released by the Ministry of Climate Change said that climate ambassador at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Tomas Anker Christensen called on SAPM on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam and expressed interest to learn from Pakistan’s various green initiatives launched under the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision for clean green and climate resilient Pakistan. “The exchange of views focused on bilateral cooperation and joint working for the Danish government’s interest for implementation of waste-to-energy and renewable energy projects to support the Prime Minister Imran Khan government’s climate action agenda,” the PM’s aide Malik Amin said in his media statement. Danish climate ambassador told the PM’s aide Malik Amin Aslam that Danish government is highly appreciative of the inspiring vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan for putting on a green path through green agenda. He also informed him that his government is also deeply impressed with the Clean Green Pakistan programme and various green projects initiated under the vision, specially the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Programme (TBTTP).
Ecosystem Restoration Initiative for promotion of nature-based solutions, Protected Areas Initiative for conservation, livelihoods and protection of the environmentally-sensitive and biodiversity-rich wildlife areas, Olive Tree Tsunami Initiative and National Apiculture Programme, solar and wind energy projects, and introducing of e-vehicle policy.
The climate envoy also told the PM’s aide that Denmark has taken note of Pakistan’s ambitious green transition policies with the aims of integrating renewable energy, supporting sustainable and just development as well as mitigating and adapting to climate change.
However, the Danish government has decided to solidify, substantiate and strengthen our bilateral ties following the progress already delivered by increased trade between Pakistan and Denmark and within the current scope of EU GSP+ status and the EU strategic engagement plan with Pakistan, Climate Ambassador Tomas Anker Christensen.
He highlighted, “Our increased joint working under the green framework engagement is chiefly underpinned by our mutual interests, high ambitions and shared visions in a green and sustainable future for the planet including private sector engagement and public-private partnerships.”
“Now my country’s main thrust of future engagement is, beside others, the energy-efficiency and green transition as well as climate change mitigation and adaptation in various socio-economic and environmental sectors as a part of the global climate action,” he added further.