Sunday, September 25, 2022

FM Bilawal Bhutto calls for global cooperation to overcome challenges of climate catastrophe

FM Bilawal Bhutto calls for global cooperation to overcome challenges of climate catastrophe

NEW YORK (92 News) - Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has called for global cooperation, conciliation and solidarity to overcome the challenges of economy, energy and climate catastrophe.

Addressing the high-level meeting of Young Foreign Ministers in New York, he said that challenges of the future require building new, innovative and effective approaches to rebuild a world order that can prevent global catastrophe, preserve peace and security, and promote equitable and inclusive development of all nations and peoples in harmony with nature.

The foreign minister outlined a six-point Agenda to envision a future international order which will guarantee security, peace and harmony for all.

He said that the dangers of climate change have started mounting so rapidly that they are overwhelming the ability of both nature and humanity to adapt. “Our country has been hit by one of the worst natural disasters in its history. More than 33 million people have been directly affected and we have lost more than 1,300 precious lives.

“Effective climate action would require enhancement in the means of implementation, particularly climate finance, technology transfer and capacity building. The agreement reached at Glasgow can be the baseline on which to build a more ambitious plan for climate action,” he added.

He also stressed need to develop a mechanism to leverage the available public money in order to access private sector investments into adaptation and mitigation projects. “We need to ensure that everyone benefits from technological advancements, and that economic growth is reflected in income and living standards of all citizens.”