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Climate change is the biggest challenge for mankind today

Islamabad (Monitoring Desk): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that climate change is the biggest challenge for the mankind today.

Pakistan remains committed to playing its role in global efforts for tackling the issue of climate change, he added.

Addressing the Global Change Impact Studies Centre’s (GCISC) Climate Change Conference here earlier, PM Abbasi said Pakistan had ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2015 and is following the principles therein to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent.

The Prime Minister said climate change has become one of the biggest challenges for mankind today and has united the international community for action against its hazards.

The three-day international conference on climate change is expected to attract more than 140 scientists from all over the world to present their latest research papers.

More than 200 stakeholders from various groups, government officials, businessmen, civil society members, media persons, lawyers, parliamentarians and affected communities have registered themselves for participation in the conference to share their views and experiences.