The “Annual Sustainable Development Report 2020” released by the United Nations shows that Pakistan has achieved an important goal by achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, which reached 13 “climate actions” 10 years earlier than the deadline.
“The deadline for achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals is ten years ahead of 2030, and the country has achieved the crucial Sustainable Development Goal 13′ climate action, which is indeed a landmark achievement,” Climate Change Prime Minister Ma Islam, a consultant to Malik Amin.
The report assesses the efforts of more than 200 countries to achieve sustainable climate development goals.
Aslam said that the government’s initiatives such as the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Programme, Clean Green Pakistan Initiative, and Clean Green Pakistan Index played a vital road in the achievement.
Imported coal projects signed by the previous government of 2,740 megawatts have been shelved and replaced by zero-carbon and indigenous Hydel projects of 3,700 megawatts, the adviser said.
He added that the prime minister has expressed his delight over the news and has the lauded efforts of the Ministry of Climate Change.
The UN-led 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the roadmap to achieve a better and more sustainable future.
To be achieved by 2030, they aim to address the global challenges including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, health, education, water, sanitation, food security, peace and justice.