The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) was informed on Monday that Pakistan will host World Environment Day this year to mark the launch of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030.
Moreover, the day will be celebrated all over the Globe via different events and activities while observing the covid-19 SOPs. The day will be focusing on the Environmental issues being faced by Pakistan and initiatives taken to alleviate them.
Furthermore, according to UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen Pakistan has been portraying real leadership efforts as he said “Pakistan has shown real leadership in efforts to restore the country’s forests; we are grateful for their commitment to host World Environment Day 2021 and lead the charge for all nations to restore our damaged ecosystems through the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.”
Thus, Pakistan has established the Eco-System Restoration Fund for supporting nature-based solutions to climate change, making smoother the transition towards environmentally-resilient inventiveness covering afforestation and biodiversity conservation, said Malik Amin aslam, adding 15 model protected areas are being developed across the country to conserve over 7,300 square kilometres of land which will create over 5,500 green jobs.
The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration focuses on scaling up the restoration of degraded ecosystems in order to withstand the climate crisis, prevent loss of a million species and enhance food security.