Govt to establish climate change council: Zahid Hamid

ISLAMABAD, July 28 (APP): Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid on Thursday said the government will establish authority to  deal with climate-change issues.

The minister expressed these view during a meeting with
Canadian Acting High Commissioner in Pakistan Stuart Savage and  Counselor Trade and Commercial Allison Steward.

“Pakistan is establishing Climate Change Council consisting
of all Chief Ministers to deal with climate-change issues.

Pakistan  has federal and provincial Environmental Protection Agencies to deal with environmental issues. Prime Minister has launched Green Pakistan Programme to preserve forestry and wildlife” he said.

Zahid Hamid said Pakistan is preparing detailed research
based on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC’s)  for COP-22 and formulated a team of experts for this purpose.

The High Commissioner was informed that Canadian companies  are also working on small solar projects in Pakistan.

The Canadian High Commissioner appreciated the efforts
of Pakistan’s government to tackle climate-change effects and  assured to extend their support.