Pakistan is the world’s fifth most vulnerable country to climate change. Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has been the most vociferous advocate of credible and cooperative efforts by the global community to deal with the climate change severe challenges that threaten human existence on the planet earth. Under his government and direction, Pakistan has taken an appropriate and credible initiative, to mitigate the impacts of climate challenges. His ten billion tree plantation is its flagship project its great policies and other environmental protection measures, such as the “Tree Tsunami Projects” are headed in the right direction and blithely mitigate the lethal crisis of climate change.

Recently, the COP 26 meeting in Glasgow Scotland, where hundreds of world great leaders met to negotiate and agree on plans for tackling climate change. The climate negotiations, at COP26, came to an end, and access to climate finance as sine-qua-non becomes evident as the key enabler for developing countries in executing their alleviation and adaptation strategies.

In this regard, according to IEA, China is ahead of all others in clean energy investment followed by the US, Germany, Japan and the UK.

In a nutshell, there is a dire need for renewable energy investments and unrelenting efforts of the developed countries are essential to tackle climate change.

Last but not the least, collectively worldwide adopting a Covid like approach is a key to easily overcoming the risk of climate change. Hence, both at the state and individual level curtailing emissions by planting trees and using the least amount of fuel in our homes, transport and industries are indispensable.

ZAKIR ULLAH,

Mardan.