Acceptance of demand for environmental justice diplomatic victory of Pakistan: Marriyum

Islamabad: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Tuesday that acceptance of the demand for environmental justice at the global level was a major diplomatic success of Pakistan.

The establishment of a global fund to compensate the losses of countries affected by climate change was a victory for Pakistan’s stance and recognition of its stand, she said in a statement.

“Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif turned the deadly effects of climate change on developing countries and flood disasters in Pakistan into the global agenda”, she maintained.

She said that Pakistan’s stand under the leadership of the prime minister played a decisive role in creating a global consensus on the issue.

The establishment of ‘ Loss and Damage Fund’ will help in the rehabilitation of flood victims in Pakistan, she remarked.

She appreciated the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres for proving to be a benefactor of developing countries.

The minister said the efforts of Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman played a key role in victory of Pakistan’s position at the global level.

The decision to establish a global fund at COP-27 was a historic milestone in protecting the planet from the ravages of climate change, she said.

Marriyum Aurangzeb said the world leaders deserve congratulations and tributes for taking decisive and practical steps to save the planet.

She hoped that this global alliance will play an important role in combating the effects of climate change.