ISLAMABAD: European Union (EU) Ambassador to Pakistan Jean-Francois Cautaian and IUCN Country Representative Mahmood Akhtar Cheema called on the Prime Minister’s (PM) Advisor on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam on Tuesday.
Malik briefed the delegation about the Ministry of Climate Change’s performance in environmental protection and conservation and apprised them the” Recharge Pakistan Project “which aims at raising the under-water table by conserving flood water in the right and left bank of Indus River reservoirs, that water could be utilised for domestic as well as horticulture purposes, says a statement by the Climate Change Ministry.
Malik further highlighted that the core objective of Conference of Parties (COP24) was to adopt a universal rulebook wherein all countries will follow the standard operating procedures for the conservation of nature and mitigating the catastrophic natural disasters.
The EU ambassador contoured that the EU will finance €40 million for a water conservation project in Balochistan. The project with multipurpose targets will increase water reservoirs, programme for community awareness in utilising minimum water, using alternative methods in irrigation and farming and promoting livestock investment.
IUCN Country Representative Mr Mahmood Akhtar Cheema said that IUCN is working in natural resource management, water resource management and community awareness and involvement in water conservation.