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Pakistan, UAE signs MoU for environment protection at COP26


Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) penned down a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the promotion of clean energy and nature-based solutions on the sidelines of COP26, conducted in Glasgow. 

In line with the news report, the agreement was signed between Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, the UAE’s Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Malik Amin Aslam, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Climate Change. 

The aim of MoU aimed is to enhance collaboration in the fields of climate change extenuation and adaptation and environmental protection in accordance with the national laws of the two countries. 

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Moreover, the DG (Environment & Climate Change) at the Ministry of Climate Change, Irfan Tariq, also attended COP26 as a member of the official Pakistani delegation, remarked, “the parameters are broad, it will include renewable energy, educational initiatives, climate-smart agriculture and nature-based solutions. After this COP we will finalize the details”. 

UAE and Pakistan enjoy strong everlasting collaboration in multiple sectors like health, energy, education, infrastructure development, food security, and the environment, the Emirati official stated. 

“The new MoU will help us tackle climate change together through boosting mitigation and adaptation capabilities and conserving environmental resources and biodiversity,” she added. 

Besides this, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Climate Change, Amin Aslam, who is leading the Pakistani delegation to COP26 said: “We are pleased to take our already strong bilateral ties with the UAE to new heights. Through the agreement, we hope to drive joint efforts in safeguarding terrestrial and marine environments and fight climate change through up-scaling mitigation and adaptation measures.” 

The PM’s aide emphasized that the crisis of climate change cannot be cured by just “throwing pennies into the Trevi Fountain nor by announcing net-zero scams pushing into 2070”. 

Earlier on Tuesday, the world’s most respected climate analysis coalition, the Climate Action Tracker, cautioned that temperature increases will top 2.4C at the end of this century, on the basis of the short-term goals, countries have made. 

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