The speakers at a seminar on Tuesday called upon the government to play a leading role in the climate change negotiations and present a solid case for its adaptation and mitigation needs at the upcoming Climate Change Conference (COP25).

Sessions held during the conclave also discussed how Pakistan can contribute positively to chalk out a robust roadmap for global emissions reductions and accelerated climate action at the global level. Ahead of the upcoming Climate Change Conference (COP25), public and private sector representatives met to discuss a wide range of climate change issues faced in Pakistan. The event was held by Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change (CSCCC) in collaboration with the World Bank, Pakistan Red Crescent Society, Coca-Cola, German Red Cross, and Swiss embassy.

The participants reiterated the need to recognize climate change as a human rights issue that calls for an integrated and inter-sectoral response with the collaboration of all stakeholders at the organizational and individual level. The participants also highlighted the extremely important role of the private sector and public-private partnerships in supporting efforts to combat climate change and promoting environmental sustainability.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2019