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Pakistan All Set for COP-28

Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar will undertake an official visit to Dubai, United Arab Emirates to participate in the World Climate Action Summit, scheduled to take place on 1-2 December 2023, as part of the UN Climate Change Conference 2023 (COP 28).

Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, Ministry of Foreign Affairs officially announce this at her opening remarks for the Weekly on Thursday, afternoon.

She added Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani and the Minister for Climate Change and Environmental Coordination will be part of the delegation.

Prime Minister Kakar’s programme in Dubai includes participation in the high-level events at the Summit and bilateral meetings with counterparts from participating countries, she said.

Further she added the Prime Minister will present Pakistan’s vision for climate change and call for implementing common climate commitments across all areas, including mitigation, adaptation, climate finance, and loss and damage. He will underline the centrality in the climate change debate of the established principles of equity and common but differentiated responsibilities. He will also emphasize the need for closer global cooperation for building climate resilience.

At COP28, Pakistan will work with other developing countries and seek operationalization of the ‘loss and damage’ fund for all climate vulnerable developing countries, as well as meaningful outcome of the first Global Stock take (GST). It will also reiterate its call for the developed countries to urgently and fully deliver on the long overdue goal of mobilizing US$ 100 billion per year as climate finance for developing countries, MOFA spokesperson said.

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