Sherry briefs Kerry on climate change impacts over Pakistan : ISLAMABAD: The Federal Minister responsible for Climate Change Sherry Rehman on Thursday briefed United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change John Kerry over telephone about the risky effects of climate change facing Pakistan.
Kerry Kerry declared his intention to work with the Obama administration in the fight against climate change according to the press release.
Ministers stressed the fact that Pakistan was regularly ranked among the top 10 “most vulnerable’ nations impacted by climate change that has now turned into the country’s “existential threat” to the country.
Ms Rehman declared that the country was in a tizzy state, bouncing from record heat waves to severe melt of glaciers, drought in one month, and flooding another.
Sherry briefs Kerry on climate change impacts
While climate-related commitments to high ambition were crucial, Pakistan was facing down the cost of global warming, which was 9.1 percent in its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which was the highest percentage in the region as outlined in a recent UN report.
“The time to intervene is now as water scarcity by 2025 is also a looming crisis, if current trajectories continue,” she was quoted as saying to Kerry. Kerry. Ms. Rehman was pleased with the Biden administration’s commitment to global climate targets and acknowledged the Senator Kerry for his personal leadership in these crucial challenges of the 21st century.
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