The Prime Minister of Pakistan says that COP27 being held in Egypt can be a watershed in humanity’s fight against climate change & global warming. Extreme climatic events in Pakistan & Horn of Africa this year have showcased globalisation of climate change. Turning a blind eye to its lethal effects will be criminal.
As Chair of G-77, I will urge the world to deliver on its commitment on climate finance & loss and damage fund. Without financial support, the developing countries will continue to remain exposed to the multifarious threats of climate change. We are asking for climate justice.
Our post-disaster needs assessment has shown that Pakistan’s journey to recovery & rehabilitation can be held back by public debt, rising international energy & food prices and lack of access to adaption funds. The world should treat Pakistan as a case study.