Pakistan and Iran have agreed to strengthen the bilateral cooperation on climate change. They were agreed on in a meeting between Masoumeh Ebtekar, head of Iran’s Department of the Environment (DoE) and her Pakistani counterpart Zahid Hamid during the Conference of the Parties (COP-22) in Morocco.
Zahid Hamid informed the Iranian official about some of the major policy initiatives taken by Pakistan government to address the climate change issues.
He said the COP-22 is a great opportunity to spread awareness of effects of climate change on Pakistan, its culture and tourism.
The 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP-22) began on Nov 7 and will end on Nov 18, 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco.
The COP to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the first such meeting since the historic adoption of the Paris Agreement at COP-21 in December 2015.