Coop on addressing climate change highlighted by envoy
BEIJING, Sept. 30 (Gwadar Pro) - “Many people around the world are not talking about climate injustice that has to be addressed,” noted H.E. Moin ul Haque, Ambassador of Pakistan to China, while addressing the forum titled “In Solidarity with Pakistan - Global Young Leaders Dialogue (GYLD) for Climate Change and Action".
The forum was held on September 29th at the Embassy of Pakistan in Beijing, China. Representatives from the United Nations in Beijing, international organizations, and leading experts on climate change governance were invited for keynote remarks and presentations.
In his remarks, H.E. Moin ul Haque noted that climate change is not a distant reality. “We are living in it. The real dangers of climate change have now started unravening. One of the most recent and living in the center of the first is Pakistan,” he said.
As evident by the unprecedented floods in Pakistan, strengthening international cooperation on climate change is a matter of utmost urgency. This year, flooding in Pakistan has affected over 35 million people and destroyed infrastructure and crops worth billions of dollars.
Paticipants - including Dr. Huiyao Wang, President of Center for China and Globalization(CCG), and Dr. Mabel Miao, Secretary General of Center for China and Globalization(CCG), Founder of Global Young Leaders Dialogue (GYLD), Siddharth Chatterjee, Resident Coordinator for United Nations China, Prof. Shahbaz Khan, Resident Coordinator UNESCO to China, Vanno Noupech, UNHCR Representative in China - all stressed the importance of cooperation on climate change.
The Ambassador further said that “Pakistan stands ready to play a date with the international world community as we move forward and work together to address climate change.”
Speaking to the media during his recent visit to Pakistan, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said that the damage caused by the super floods in Pakistan was caused by climate change and that helping Pakistan was not about generosity but about justice. He urged the international community to stand in solidarity with Pakistan, and to strengthen global governance and address climate inaction.
In the second part, “GYLD for Climate Change and Action” had young leaders in relevant fields to engage in a panel discussion format covering the urgency of the climate crisis, impact of climate inequality, and sustainable solutions that can mobilize youth and the global community at large towards sustainable and inclusive ways forward.
Initiated by Center for China and Globalization (CCG), jointly hosted by GYLD and the Embassy of Pakistan in Beijing, the event provided an opportunity to engage in discourse on climate change with senior diplomats and experienced professionals.
“Under the vision of a Community with a Shared Future, this dialogue aims to contribute towards effective, timely, and actionable solutions to the climate change crisis that affects Pakistan and the global community at large,” source from CCG said.