Pakistan’s efforts to combat effects of climate change lauded

Syed Anis Ahmad
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2022

Islamabad; The Korean government appreciated the Pakistani government’s efforts to prevent and respond to climate change induced natural disasters, said Ambassador of Korea to Pakistan Suh Sangpyo, on Tuesday.

“The two countries have contributed a lot to the global efforts to address climate change induced challenges and also have worked together in multi-lateral forums including UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), he stated this while addressing a seminar on climate change policy of Pakistan and Korea.

He said that Pakistan was one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change. Pakistan is among the top 10 countries in the world as far as vulnerability is concerned, he informed.

Recently, a report published by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) estimated Pakistan’s annual losses caused by climate change at $26 billion under the worst scenario. That cost is equal to nine per cent of Pakistan’s GDP.

This year Pakistan had experienced huge losses and damages all over the country due to the abnormal heavy rainfalls.