Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has called on rich countries to fulfill their financial pledges to fight climate change and extend technical support to Pakistan and other developing countries to help them achieve climate ambitions.
The premier’s comments came during separate events on the sidelines of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
“Pakistan’s developed country partners must fulfill their pledge to provide $100 billion annually in climate finance”, Kakar said while addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit Leader’s Dialogue titled “Mobilising finance and investments and the means of implementation for SDG achievement”.
He said that the country will seek climate justice at the forthcoming CoP28 Summit.
Separately, while addressing the Climate Ambition Summit 2023 on the sidelines of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the prime minister urged all nations to raise their climate ambitions, regardless of their statuses and geographical locations.
He told the international community that the adverse impact of climate change continued to rise in frequency and intensity, disproportionately affecting developing countries.
“Pakistan is a prime example. Despite contributing less than 1% to global warming, we are among the top ten vulnerable countries. The unprecedented floods of last year illustrated this vulnerability but these may just be the tip of the iceberg unless we arrest this global warming,” he remarked.