Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed “surprise at the noise” over Pakistan’s non-invitation to the World Climate Change Conference.
“I am surprised at the noise about not inviting Pakistan to the climate change conference,” he said on social networking site Twitter.
“My government’s environmental policies are driven by mitigating the effects of climate change, which will provide a clean and green Pakistan to our future generations,” he added.
The Prime Minister referred to the Clean and Green Pakistan Campaign and the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami.
Hence our initiatives of Green Pak, 10 bn-tree tsunami, nature based solutions, cleaning up our rivers etc. We have gained vast experience in 7 yrs, beg with KP, & our policies are being recognised & lauded. We are ready to help any state wanting to learn from our experience.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) April 3, 2021
It may be recalled that the Prime Minister’s statement came at a time when US Ambassador for Climate Change John Kerry is expected to visit Abu Dhabi, New Delhi, and Dhaka from April 1 to 9.
US envoy for climate change John Kerry will hold talks with Indian, Emirati, and Bangladeshi leaders on reducing global warming during his Asian tour, which begins on Thursday.
During the visit, he will not hold talks with the Pakistani leadership, which is on the list of countries affected by climate change.
The development follows the announcement of a climate summit convened by US President Joe Biden on April 23-22 at the end of this month.
He also invited 40 world leaders, including India, China, and Bangladesh, but no one from Pakistan was invited.
“We have 7 years of extensive experience which started from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and our policies were recognized,” Imran added in a tweet.
“We are ready to share our experience with any state,” he added.
Imran Khan further said that if the international community is serious about tackling the deadly effects of climate change, then I have already clarified my priorities in the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in 2021 (COP26).