Climate Change

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Promises

1.The Imran Khan government has promised to make Pakistan greener under their Green Growth Agenda.

2.They will establish a Green Growth Task Force under the Prime Minister’s cell to facilitate necessary legislation and implement the Green Growth Agenda. Under this agenda, they have promised to plant 10 billion trees in five years. Campaigns such as related to air and water pollution will also take place.

3.Initiatives such as mandatory environmental education (including the importance of trees in curriculum), green building codes, zero waste policy, energy conservation and reducing plastic use will be taken.

4. One billion tress plantation campaign will be run in different.

5.Air pollution will be tackled.

6.Cleaning drives will be conducted, especially in Karachi.

7.PM Imran Khan said that for the disposal of solid waste, dumping sites would be identified from the village to tehsil level.

8.Cleanliness competition would be held in tehsils after every two months and officials concerned would be rewarded or penalized on the basis of the state of cleanliness in their areas.

Environmental Engineer Sana Rasool talks about the progress made by PTI government regarding climate change.

Progress

2 September 2018

 After days in government, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched a countrywide campaign to plant 10 billion trees on 2nd September. He inaugurated the campaign by planting a deodar sapling in Makhniyal area of Haripur. The day was observed as “Plant for Pakistan Day” when around 1.5 million saplings were planned to be planted in a single day across the country.

During the inauguration, Adviser on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said that around 200 plantation distribution centers had been set up to provide saplings to the people free of charge.

The target of this plantation drive is to enhance the existing forest cover of 4.8 percent to 6.5 percent.

A Facebook page and hash tag #Plant 4Pakistan was especially developed for the awareness and extensive publicity of this campaign. Government officials, Civil Society, NGOs, students and general public participated in this campaign.

5 September 2018

The first ever first ever National Wildlife policy draft would be submitted to the federal cabinet for approval in the month of September. Malik Amin, advisor to PM on climate change said that the government has decided to adopt a zero tolerance policy towards illegal trade and hunting of the wild life and directed its authorities to take all out efforts to preserve our precious wildlife.

8-13 October 2018

Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the initiative of ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ on October 8. He said that the country wide launch will be on October 13, 2018.  This campaign is aimed at alleviating pollution in the air, ground and water and will continue for the next five years. Under this campaign, chapters related to cleanliness has been added in the curriculum of classes one to five starting from schools of Islamabad.

After the inauguration, several cleanliness events were held in different cities and rural areas of the Punjab. Deputy Commissioner Syed Ahmad Fawad and Local Government Director Shahid Khaqan inaugurated the Clean and Green Punjab drive in Jhapal. Mr. Khaqan informed that the government had allocated Rs100,000 for each union council for cleanliness, and has also provided machinery and human resource.

PM Imran Khan officially launched the campaign on October 13 at Islamabad College for Girls. Different ceremonies were held across the country to clean various localities and plant trees, attended by citizens as well as government authorities on the same day. PM said that the drive also covers the cleaning of slum areas and construction of landfill sites in all areas to ensure proper disposal of garbage.

Advisor to PM on climate change Malik Amin Aslam Khan inaugurated Clean & Green Pakistan drive at Said pur village on 13 October. Mr. Aslam Khan along with foreign dignitaries, ambassadors participated in the on-ground activities like solid waste collection, hand wash demonstration etc.

Environmental Engineer Sana Rasool talks about the progress made by PTI government regarding climate change.

Reckitt Benckiser (RB) Pakistan on 13th October announced its collaboration with Clean Green Pakistan campaign and it held a beach cleanup at the Sea view Beach Karachi. It will also be organizing different cleaning initiatives across the country under this movement. The Company has been working inculcating behavior change towards cleanliness under its vision of “Hoga Saaf Pakistan” since August 2017.

12 November 2018                                

The departmental heads from the Ministry of Forest, Punjab and K-P delivered a presentation on afforestation plan during the Conference of the parties (COP-24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on November 12. They presented the models-project cycle (PC-1) for tree plantation, irrigation, guarding and expenditure for a period of five years.  The KPK Forest Department has a past experience of mass tree plantation in the previous government and presented the model of woodlots. In this model, the owners plant trees on their land. The woodlot model aims to teach skills and technology of raising woodlots to the community and improve the livelihood of land owners.

21 November 2018

KPK government has decided to launch “Fruit for All” campaign with a purpose to make the province self sufficient in fruit production. KP Governor Shah Farman said that it is to convert the barren land into yield producing land. The initiative is taken in collaboration with National Bank of Pakistan.  The governor also directed to make a committee comprising the representatives of forest and agriculture departments to finalize the types of fruits to be planted and identify sites for the plantation.

10 January 2019

The PM Advisor on Climate Change  Malik Amin inaugurated the “Clean Green Unit”. It will formulate the Standards of Procedure, so that all environmental protection departments, private partners, volunteers and students pursue them. The Clean Green Unit, besides keeping record and disseminating them to the public, will also enhance the coordination among the provinces and other partners with complete details of achieved targets and newly set ones.

14 January 2019

The forest department has planned to plant different fruit trees in hilly areas of Bajaur tribal district. Various plants, including that of walnut; almond and olive, would be planted under this scheme.

15 January 2019

The Climate Change ministry has prepared a comprehensive plan to launch Billion Tree Tsunami campaign all over the country in February. 15 crores saplings will be planted all over the country. The Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province has taken up the task to plant 10 crores saplings while 5 crore saplings would be planted by the rest of the provinces. The Gilgit-Baltistan and the Azad Kashmir would plant saplings through their own forest departments.

20 January 2019

According to Amin Aslam, Advisor to PM on climate change, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) of Karachi is Pakistan’s first ever zero-emission public transport system and it would help the city avoid pumping over 2.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the air over the next 30 years. The network will consist of a 30-km fully segregated corridor with 25 bus stations, bicycle lanes, bike-sharing facilities and improved pedestrian facilities. It will benefit 1.5 million residents and over 320,000 passengers will be served each day. The project will cost an estimated $583.5 million, with the United Nations Green Climate Fund, the Asian Development Bank and the Sindh government as major donors. Environmental Engineer Sana Rasool talks about the progress made by PTI government regarding climate change.

22 January 2019

The documentation of sustainable and unsustainable forests has started in Mansehra district by the Federal Government. The rehabilitation of 5,000 hectares of degraded land has also been started and it will be achieved under ‘Plant for Pakistan’ initiative.

31 January 2019

Ministry of Climate Change and National Rural Support Program signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). National Rural Support Program will Finance Rs 100 million for the smooth implementation of 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Project. Mr. Amin Malik witnessed the signing agreement and he said that modern technologies like sophisticated drone technology will be used so that plantation campaign can be expanded to the larger territorial terrain where human access is difficult.

KP Governor Shah Farman inaugurated the “Fruit for All” in Hayatabad, KPK on 31st January 2018.  250 plants of orange would be planted in Hayatabad and about five million saplings would be planted across the whole province. Mr. Farman directed Agriculture Department to ensure plantation of quality seeds as per the requirements of weather. Environmental Engineer Sana Rasool talks about the progress made by PTI government regarding climate change.

10 March 2019

The Billion Tree Tsunami campaign has led to increase in the forest cover of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by 4 percent.

16 March 2019

The Pakistan government registered a complaint with the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) regarding India’s unlawful incursion into the country and destroying forest areas. Indian air force dropped its entire payload onto a reserve forest and an area protected for natural regeneration under our flagship the Billion Tree campaign.

30 March 2019

The Plant for Islamabad campaign will begin on April 3 under the government’s 10 Billion Tree Tsunami afforestation initiative. 100,000 saplings had been set to be planted. The sapling distribution points would be established by the Islamabad administration and Capital Development Authority on that day.

Environmental Engineer Sana Rasool talks about the progress made by PTI government regarding climate change.

Reckitt Benckiser (RB) Pakistan on 13th October announced its collaboration with Clean Green Pakistan campaign and it held a beach cleanup at the Sea view Beach Karachi. It will also be organizing different cleaning initiatives across the country under this movement. The Company has been working inculcating behavior change towards cleanliness under its vision of “Hoga Saaf Pakistan” since August 2017.

12 November 2018                                

The departmental heads from the Ministry of Forest, Punjab and K-P delivered a presentation on afforestation plan during the Conference of the parties (COP-24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on November 12. They presented the models-project cycle (PC-1) for tree plantation, irrigation, guarding and expenditure for a period of five years.  The KPK Forest Department has a past experience of mass tree plantation in the previous government and presented the model of woodlots. In this model, the owners plant trees on their land. The woodlot model aims to teach skills and technology of raising woodlots to the community and improve the livelihood of land owners.

21 November 2018

KPK government has decided to launch “Fruit for All” campaign with a purpose to make the province self sufficient in fruit production. KP Governor Shah Farman said that it is to convert the barren land into yield producing land. The initiative is taken in collaboration with National Bank of Pakistan.  The governor also directed to make a committee comprising the representatives of forest and agriculture departments to finalize the types of fruits to be planted and identify sites for the plantation.

Environmental Engineer Sana Rasool talks about the progress made by PTI government regarding climate change.

10 January 2019

The PM Advisor on Climate Change  Malik Amin inaugurated the “Clean Green Unit”. It will formulate the Standards of Procedure, so that all environmental protection departments, private partners, volunteers and students pursue them. The Clean Green Unit, besides keeping record and disseminating them to the public, will also enhance the coordination among the provinces and other partners with complete details of achieved targets and newly set ones.

14 January 2019

The forest department has planned to plant different fruit trees in hilly areas of Bajaur tribal district. Various plants, including that of walnut; almond and olive, would be planted under this scheme.

15 January 2019

The Climate Change ministry has prepared a comprehensive plan to launch Billion Tree Tsunami campaign all over the country in February. 15 crores saplings will be planted all over the country. The Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province has taken up the task to plant 10 crores saplings while 5 crore saplings would be planted by the rest of the provinces. The Gilgit-Baltistan and the Azad Kashmir would plant saplings through their own forest departments.

20 January 2019

According to Amin Aslam, Advisor to PM on climate change, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) of Karachi is Pakistan’s first ever zero-emission public transport system and it would help the city avoid pumping over 2.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the air over the next 30 years. The network will consist of a 30-km fully segregated corridor with 25 bus stations, bicycle lanes, bike-sharing facilities and improved pedestrian facilities. It will benefit 1.5 million residents and over 320,000 passengers will be served each day. The project will cost an estimated $583.5 million, with the United Nations Green Climate Fund, the Asian Development Bank and the Sindh government as major donors.

22 January 2019

The documentation of sustainable and unsustainable forests has started in Mansehra district by the Federal Government. The rehabilitation of 5,000 hectares of degraded land has also been started and it will be achieved under ‘Plant for Pakistan’ initiative.

31 January 2019

Ministry of Climate Change and National Rural Support Program signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). National Rural Support Program will Finance Rs 100 million for the smooth implementation of 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Project. Mr. Amin Malik witnessed the signing agreement and he said that modern technologies like sophisticated drone technology will be used so that plantation campaign can be expanded to the larger territorial terrain where human access is difficult.

KP Governor Shah Farman inaugurated the “Fruit for All” in Hayatabad, KPK on 31st January 2018.  250 plants of orange would be planted in Hayatabad and about five million saplings would be planted across the whole province. Mr. Farman directed Agriculture Department to ensure plantation of quality seeds as per the requirements of weather.

10 March 2019

The Billion Tree Tsunami campaign has led to increase in the forest cover of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by 4 percent.

Environmental Engineer Sana Rasool talks about the progress made by PTI government regarding climate change.

16 March 2019

The Pakistan government registered a complaint with the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) regarding India’s unlawful incursion into the country and destroying forest areas. Indian air force dropped its entire payload onto a reserve forest and an area protected for natural regeneration under our flagship the Billion Tree campaign.

30 March 2019

The Plant for Islamabad campaign will begin on April 3 under the government’s 10 Billion Tree Tsunami afforestation initiative. 100,000 saplings had been set to be planted. The sapling distribution points would be established by the Islamabad administration and Capital Development Authority on that day.