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New projects on the cards to generate 200,000 green jobs

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Green jobs have great potential but are not yet widespread in Pakistan, however, the present government is making efforts in this regard. The climate change ministry is going to launch fresh projects to generate 200,000 green jobs, will focus youth, women and local communities. 

Earlier, an official told the media that new projects are on the cards to generate 200,000 green jobs. He said that projects would be launched by the end of 2021 which will focus on three segments of the society including youth, women and local communities.  

He also said that “Similarly, another programme will also be initiated in Dera Ismael Khan where the local community will be provided with green jobs through nature-based solutions.”

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According to further details, revealed that the climate change ministry discussed the issue of green jobs with the higher authorities. They have set a target to generate green jobs with the help of the Green Stimulus Initiative.  

Moreover, the details showed that the ministry has also prepared a financial model for these green jobs that would be subsidized under Ecosystem Restoration Fund. The Ecosystem Restoration Fund involves Asian Development Bank, Debt4Nature Swap programme and Green Bonds to arrange funds required for green jobs in the country. 

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam has said “The number of green jobs will reach 200,000 at the end of this year and it will continue to increase in the coming years.” 

“The world has learnt a lesson that we cannot fight with nature. It is a fight that we cannot win and it is a fight that we must not fight. Because when we fight with nature we cross certain thresholds due to which nature reacts in certain ways like climate change,” he said. 

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