Pakistan requires $40 bn to counter climate change: Mushahidullah

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan on Tuesday said that Pakistan is bearing the brunt of climate change and the country needs around $40 billion to deal with issues arising from this phenomenon.
In the past, the country had witnessed firsthand the extremes of climate change in the form of floods, droughts, sea intrusion and rapid melting of glaciers. The dangers are still very real as Pakistan is one among the top 10 countries that will be badly affected by global warming.
Talking to Global Green Growth Institute Director General Frank Rijsberman, the climate change minister said that 30 percent of transport in Pakistan was being run on compressed natural gas (CNG), while machinery installed in many industrial units have been converted to liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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