UNEP reiterates support to ‘Living Indus Initiative’ in Pakistan


The United Nations Environment Programme has reiterated its support to the Living Indus Initiative in Pakistan.

The assurance was given by the UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme Inger Andersen during a meeting with Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman in Islamabad.

Andersen informed that the UN Environment Programme is in the process of establishing a foothold in Pakistan in the near future.

She said the UNEP will work closely with Ministry of Climate Change to assist Pakistan in adaptation and resilience-building projects.

The Minister for Climate Change thanked the United Nations for its ongoing support to Pakistan in the aftermath of the catastrophic floods last year.

She said the Indus River is jugular vein of Pakistan and it desperately needs a lifeline. She said the Living Indus initiative is the axis of adaptation for Pakistan.

Source: Radio Pakistan