Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif arrived to Egypt on Sunday to attend the Sharm El Sheikh Climate Implementation Summit (SCIS).
Cabinet ministers and other key officials were present, including Foreign Leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
Before leaving, PM Shehbaz stressed that ignoring the fatal consequences of climate change would be “criminal.”
Furthermore, he advocated “climate justice,” asking with the international community to provide financial assistance to “poor countries” in order for them to mitigate the “various perils of climate change.”
The premier went on to say that Pakistan’s Post-Disaster Needs Assessment concluded that “public debt, rising international energy and food costs, and lack of access to adaptation funds” might all stymie Pakistan’s recovery from the floods.
The 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference begins on Monday with this two-day gathering (COP27).
According to a news release from the prime minister’s office, the prime minister and his Norwegian counterpart will co-chair a high-level roundtable discussion on “Climate change and the sustainability of vulnerable communities” on November 8 at the invitation of the Egyptian president of COP27.
The UN secretary-roundtable general’s to launch the “Early Warning Systems for Executive Action Plan,” as well as the “Middle East Green Initiative Summit” on November 7, are two other high-profile events at which the premier will speak. Mohammad bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and Prime Minister, is hosting both events.
PM Shehbaz is also scheduled to meet privately with a number of international leaders on the sidelines of the summit.
According to a Foreign Office press release, the COP27 is taking place as millions of people around the world, including millions in Pakistan, are struggling with the grave detrimental effects of climate change (FO).
Furthermore, it claimed that Pakistan would make a strong case for the urgency of climate solidarity and justice, based on the established principles of equality, shared but differentiated responsibilities, and respective capabilities. Pakistan was mentioned as the developing country hardest hit by this phenomenon.
Furthermore, it noted that Pakistan, as the current chair of the G-77, will lead the group in climate change negotiations, namely in areas such as “climate finance, adaptation, mitigation, and capacity building.”
The FO further noted that Pakistan would continue to positively contribute to global discussions, agreements, and coordinated action on climate change as a prominent stakeholder.
The Conference of the Parties, the highest decision-making body of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, meets annually to examine and advance international efforts to address climate change.