Pakistan becomes bureau member of Forest Carbon Partnership Facility
Pakistan’s efforts to preserve and promote forestry has been globally recognized. In recognition of resolve to save forests, Pakistan has been elected as Bureau Member of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF).
The election was made at the 10th annual meeting of the Participants Committee held at Luang Prabang Laos DPR. The other bureau members that were elected by the participants’ committee include USA and Tanzania.
The meeting was attended by sixty countries while FCPF, during the proceedings, has taken strategic decisions regarding funding awards to countries, and capacity issues related to climate change and forests.
Pakistan’s National Forest Policy 2017 and the role of Climate Change Authority, was also acknowledged by the FCPF management during its country progress presentation.
During the proceedings, the Pakistani delegates lauded the role of Sustainable Development Policy Institute’s group on REDD+ and LEAD Pakistan for raising critical awareness and research-based knowledge generation on Pakistan’s forestry sector.
Federal Minister of Climater Change Senator Mushahid Ullah Khan has played a key role in this achievement of Pakistan. Earlier, he attended the REDD+ working group meeting with the representation of all provinces and presented important insight to formulize strategies regarding forestry in Pakistan. The meeting was held in Islamabad prior to this high level meeting.
Climate Change Minister congratulates Forest Department
Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan has congratulated the forest department as Pakistan was elected bureau member of Forest Carbon Partnership Facility.
“We need to increase forest cover to reduce carbon emissions as Pakistan is facing serious threats of Climate Change” which requires collective efforts to deal with the issue.
About Forest Carbon Partnership Facility
The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility is a global partnership of governments, businesses, civil society, and Indigenous Peoples focused on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, forest carbon stock conservation, the sustainable management of forests, and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (activities commonly referred to as REDD+).