Developed world must lead climate mitigation, says PM Kakar

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ABU DHABI: Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, caretaker prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, has urged all developed countries to accelerate their efforts in raising the global mitigation of global climate change in line with their economic standing and historical responsibility, and to assist the developing world in following the same path.

As Kakar says at the conclusion of the COP28 conference, “We need to deliver ambitious outcomes in the form of frameworks for goals related to adaptation in order to achieve global resilience.”

He stated during his address to the 28th Conference of Parties in Dubai that it was imperative that we achieve global resilience by delivering a framework for global adaptation goals that have clear targets and indicators as well as regular monitoring of progress in order to achieve global resilience. At the conference, he made the following remarks while delivering the national statement.

According to Kakar, at least half of climate finance should be allocated to adaptation, and the other half to mitigation.

As part of his remarks, the premier also demanded that the $100 billion climate finance commitments be immediately executed so that developing countries can implement climate change actions and mitigate the impacts of climate change in their countries.

“It should be noted, however, that such financing ought not to be at the expense of development financing, nor should it add to the growing debt burden of developing countries,” he added.

He mentioned that the expectations of COP28 were high but they weren’t unrealistic as he hoped it would be able to meet them with action and not just words.

In order to overcome the growing challenge of climate change, he stressed the need to provide appropriate means of implementation, such as climate finance, capacity-building, and technology to developing countries.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Hashmi Kakar, has highlighted that Pakistan had super floods last year, while this year the world is expected to have its hottest year in recorded history.

At the 26th session of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Glasgow, Pakistani officials announced that the country has increased its ambitions by presenting a revised version of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) aiming to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2030.

According to the PM, Pakistan has presented a comprehensive national adaptation plan for climate change this year and has also launched what he called the Living Indus Initiative that combines the care for climate change with the care for nature.

The first update report will also be presented to the public during this COP,” he explained.

It was Pakistan who led the effort to arrive at an agreement on the establishment of a global loss and damage fund last year, and this year “our focus has been on putting in place an appropriately financed loss and damage fund and its funding mechanisms.”.

There was a strong call for climate justice that demanded that despite the fact that they contribute to climate objectives, the developing countries should be able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There is an urgent need for developed countries to provide sufficient additional predictable grant-based climate finance in order to slow global warming.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Mr. Kakar, held meetings with the heads of different states on the sidelines of the global climate conference, during which he talked about Pakistan’s environmental challenges. 

That news provided by timenews.

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