Islamabad: Dr. Christian Turner, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan, announced GBP 55 million in support for Pakistan’s battle against climate change and water sustainability challenges on Thursday (November 04), according to news reports. The fund was introduced at the UN’s 26th Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.
According to the commissioner, the fund will be divided into three streams, with GBP 38 million going to climate resilience programmes, GBP 15 million going to water governance programmes, and GBP 2.5 million going to the generation of investment streams in environment-related schemes such as the
Furthermore, the commissioner added that the funding is designed to promote resilience in Pakistan’s climate change strategy, as any drastic change in climate would be detrimental for the population and region.
That is why the United Kingdom (UK) is investing in green initiatives, he claims. Over 120 countries have convened in Glasgow for the highly anticipated COP26 climate change meeting to pledge drastic measures to keep global temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius.