Pakistan, China sign MoU for forestation, climate
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Ministry of Climate Change and Chinese government have signed a MoU to strengthen bilateral relations in the field of forestry and climate.
Adviser to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam and Ambassador of China Yao Jing also witnessed the ceremony in this connection on Monday.
Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing said that this MoU is another milestone in bilateral relation of the two neighboring and friendly countries.
On the occasion, the adviser on Climate Change lauded the Chinese government environmental projects of Eco-Civilization and Green Wall of China.
He said that China has supported professionals from Pakistan through participation in training courses on forestry, wildlife, rangeland improvement, wetland management and desertification control in the past.
Malik Amin Aslam said Pakistan is also in the process of implementing massive forestation projects in the country hence Pakistan will get an opportunity to learn from the Chinese experience.
The MoU finalized mutual consent of the State Forestry Administration of the People’s Republic of China. The agreement will expand cooperation of China with Pakistan in the fields of experience sharing in forest policy and transfer of technology.
Pakistan and China would exchange on climate change mitigation and adaptation through preservation of forest resource, wetland conservation and restoration, river water management on the models of Three Gorges Dam canal system, utilizing of wetland resources by planting eucalyptus trees for local market wood demands.
This agreement also will help to share wetland environmental education and public participation, development of forest industry and trade in wood products, including enhancing the trade of sustainable non-timber forest products, research and education in the science of forestry.