Pakistan declared ‘Champion for Nature’ by the World Economic Forum (WEF)

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".

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Pakistan, in recognition of the green policies introduced by Prime Minister Imran Khan, has been declared a Champion for Nature by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

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”.

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Adviser to the prime minister on climate change Malik Amin Aslam announced the development on Twitter, saying that Pakistan made it to the community to recognize its various initiatives to combat climate hazards.

“Good news for Pakistan – [the nation 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.

According to the official letter of recognition shared by the minister: “Your country’s holistic approach to fighting climate change, natural degradation and loss of livelihoods holds lessons for us all.”

“Your strong commitment to the nature agenda and to the key role of reforestation — which we are supporting with the forum’s trillion tree platform — will be invaluable for the success of the Champions for Nature Community,” the letter adds.

In August, over a million volunteers of the prime minister’s Tiger Force planted trees as part of the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami initiative, marking “Tiger Force Day,” as earlier announced by the prime minister.
The government also introduced the Green Stimulus project to promote plantation, setting up nurseries and natural forests, honey, fruit, and olive plantations in the country — creating jobs and restoring the natural ecosystem in the process.

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