Tree plantation can help mitigate glacial melting: Amin Aslam

ISLAMABAD, Sep 30 (APP):Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam Monday said climate change resulting glacier melting in the region could be mitigated through tree plantation.

He made the remarks while briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change with Senator Sitara Ayaz in the chair.

He said owing to the impending threat of climate change it was necessary to make adaptation and reduction measures. A $ 50,000 fund would be established for 16 valleys in the northern areas facing direct impacts of environmental degradation, he added.

Amin Aslam said early warning systems could help create awareness among the masses regarding glacial lake outburst flooding. Planting a tree could make a difference but the glaciers were above the tree line, he added.