ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar Ul Haq Kakar will undertake an official visit to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) to participate in the World Climate Action Summit scheduled to take place on December 1-2, 2023 as part of the UN Climate Change Conference 2023 (COP 28).
The Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani and the Minister for Climate Change and Environmental Coordination will be part of the delegation.
Anwaar Ul Haq Kakar’s programme in Dubai includes participation in the high-level events at the Summit and bilateral meetings with counterparts from participating countries.
The interim premier will present Pakistan’s vision for climate change and call for implementing common climate commitments across all areas, including mitigation, adaptation, climate finance, and loss and damage.
The prime minister will underline the centrality in the climate change debate of the established principles of equity and common but differentiated responsibilities. He will also emphasize the need for closer global cooperation for building climate resilience.
The Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said that at COP28, Pakistan will work with other developing countries and seek operationalization of the ‘loss and damage’ fund for all climate vulnerable developing countries, as well as meaningful outcome of the first Global Stock take (GST).
It will also reiterate its call for the developed countries to urgently and fully deliver on the long overdue goal of mobilizing US$ 100 billion per year as climate finance for developing countries.