ISLAMABAD: The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Saturday added Pakistan in its global Champions for Nature community in recognition of the green policies introduced by Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan.
Pakistan will now be part of “a community of leaders disrupting business-as-usual to lead the way to a nature-positive global economy and halt nature loss by 2030”.
“This is indeed a remarkable achievement for the country for being invited to become a part of the body of the ‘Champions for Nature’ and receive the globally-recognised title at the upcoming annual meeting of the World Economic Forum,” said Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam, a key linchpin behind the present government’s green agenda and policies.
He also took to Twitter to announce the news.
Good news for #Pakistan – Selected to be a global #ChampionForNature by the @wef in global recognition of the #Green policies of @ImranKhanPTI including #10BillionTreeTsunami #GreenStimulus and #ProtectedAreasInitiative pic.twitter.com/0IaPUtE8sG
— Malik Amin Aslam (@aminattock) September 26, 2020
“Good news for Pakistan – [the country got] selected to be a global ChampionForNature by the WEF in global recognition of the Green policies of Prime Minister Imran Khan including 10 Billion Tree Tsunami, Green Stimulus, and Protected Areas Initiative,” the adviser wrote on Twitter.
While describing the philosophy of the World Economic Forum’s Champions for Nature title awarded to few top green leaders, Malik Amin said that Champions for Nature is a community of leaders disrupting business-as-usual to lead the way to a nature-positive global economy and halt nature loss by 2030.
“Part of the Nature Action Agenda (NAA), the champions community of the WEF assembles leaders from the public and private sectors, civil society, academia, and activism – all playing complementary roles in a multi-stakeholder approach,” he explained.
“The invitation is a glaring recognition of the incumbent government’s globally-acclaimed green agenda and policies as a part of the PM Imran Khan’s vision for clean and green Pakistan and its contribution towards overall global ecological sustainability and biodiverse conservation and protection,” he added.
Malik Amin said that during his participation as a country’s representative in the event, he would shed light on the PM Imran Khan’s initiatives for a clean and green Pakistan.
He added that the several flagship programmes and projects have been launched by the incumbent government such as the world’s largest afforestation programme of 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Programme, Clean Green Pakistan Programme, Protected Areas Initiative, Plastic-Free Pakistan Initiative, Recharge Pakistan Initiative as a part of the country’s efforts to achieve environmental sustainability and climate resilience through conservation and protection of the environment, forests and wildlife, wherein community and youth engagements are being given top priority.