Climate action becomes battle to save our present: Sherry Rehman

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Minister for Climate Change Senator Sherry Rehman has said that Climate action has become a battle to save our present.

She was speaking at a high-level side event at the UNFCCC Pavilion titled ‘Gearing towards carbon neutrality in the Asia-Pacific Region’ in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

The Minister said that COP27 must help unlock private and public financing for adaptation and mitigation, which will need 125 trillion US Dollars to reach net-zero by 2050.

She recommended that COP27 should enable mechanisms that review mitigation, alongside how regions will cope with the onset of accelerated climate stress, leading to constant climate emergencies.

The Minister while appreciating the role of the UN Secretary General said that he is advancing the cause of Climate Justice along with the UNFCCC and it is time for developed countries to also acknowledge this call.

Source: Radio Pakistan