Pak to flag Eco-Restoration Fund at UNSG Summit 2019: Amin Aslam

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ISLAMABAD, Jul 11 (APP):Adviser to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam Thursday said Pakistan will flag its Eco-Restoration Fund project at the United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) Summit 2019.

He made these remarks during a meeting with the World Economic Forum (WEF) President Borge Brende.

The fund had been established for all the global partners, adding, “Pakistan has set a precedent across the world after initiating such dedicated fund as being the first developing country taking a lead role with its own available resources”, the Adviser noted.

Amin Aslam told the WEF President that the fund had been created in the wake of lessons learnt from the success of Billion Tree Tsunami (BTT) project which was implemented completely through available local finance and resources in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

He said that the BTT project was not committed under our nationally determined contributions (NDCs) which we had implemented from our indigenous resources.

“The BTT project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has achieved the Bonn Challenge rather has exceeded the set target for restoring 350,000 hectares of forest and degraded land,” he mentioned.