EU delegation discussed bilateral cooperation with PM adviser on climate change

Islamabad: The EU delegation led by Ms. Anne Marchal, Deputy Head of Mission, Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan called on the Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam here in Islamabad on Tuesday.

Both sides discussed at length various matters of bilateral collaboration and cooperation-related opportunities in the fields of in green economic recovery through investment and green job creations, environmental sustainability, climate change, forest management, air pollution and water conservation and protection for boosting latter’s climate resilience against unfolding climate change-caused disasters.

During the meeting, the EU delegation members lauded the present government’s green and clean initiatives for creation of green jobs through green economic recovery, protection of environment, forests, the wildlife and enhancing Pakistan’s resilience against negative fallouts of climate change on agriculture, forests, water, food, energy, health, education and lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable communities.

Ms Anne Marchal, EU Minister and Deputy Head of Mission, Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan on the occasion said, “We are looking forward to contribute our role through our experiences in overall post COVID-19 green recovery through enhanced investment in green sectors including forestry environmental protection and climate change resilience through mitigation and adaptation initiatives in the country’s climate-vulnerable socio-economic sectors,”.

Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam welcomed the interests of the European Union and its offer to join present government’s green and clean initiatives launched over last two years for overall environmental conservation and protection and Pakistan’s climate resilience. “We are happy to hear that the EU is looking towards opportunities for collaboration and cooperation for jointly working and sharing its experiences regarding environmental conservation, water management, disaster risk management and climate resilient-agriculture,” Malik Amin told the EU Mission’s deputy head in Pakistan.

The Pakistani delegation, led by the Prime Minister’s aide Malik Amin Aslam, comprised the climate change ministry Secretary Naheed Shah Durrani. The climate change ministry secretary also apprised the EU delegation members of the present government’s various environment and climate change-related programmes.

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