Pakistan Agrees to Launch PM Abiy's Green Legacy Initiative in Major Cities

Addis Ababa, April 09/2024 (ENA) Pakistan has agreed to launch Ethiopia’s Green Legacy Initiative in the major cities including Lahore, Peshawar, Karachi, Quetta, Sialkot and others.

This was agreed upon in a meeting between Jemal Beker, Ambassador of Ethiopia to Pakistan, and Coordinator to the Prime Minister on Climate Change and Environmental Coordination Romina Khurshid Alam.
Ethiopia has embarked on an ambitious campaign of planting billions of trees every year in an effort to achieve a greener and cleaner environment and tackle the adverse effects of the climate crisis.
As part of the ambitious Green Legacy Initiative to plant 50 billion trees in two phases, so far the country has planted more than 32.5 billion trees through the initiative launched by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in 2019.
Ethiopian Ambassador to Pakistan Jemal lauded the role played by the coordinator of Pakistan’s prime minister on climate change and environmental coordination in initiating a joint collaboration between Ethiopia and Pakistan last year for addressing climate related issues.
He recalled the launch of Green Legacy Initiative in Islamabad last year in the presence of senior ministers, government officials, diplomatic corps, business community, media and civil society.
The Ambassador stressed the need for enhanced collaboration between the two countries to address climate issues through skills, technology, information and knowledge sharing.
He said the government of Ethiopia stood ready to work together with the Pakistani government in addressing climate-related issues such as floods, food insecurity and others.
Ethiopia would extend all-out support to Pakistan on climate mitigation through technological transfer and experience sharing, the ambassador remarked.
He also congratulated Romina Khurshid Alam on assuming the charge of the Coordinator to the premier on Climate Change.
On her part, Romina Khurshid Alam expressed keen interest in the launch of the Green Legacy initiative in different cities of her country.
She said climate change was a global phenomenon and joint efforts against climate changes were the need of hour.
The government of Pakistan is looking forward to working with Ethiopia to deal with climate change, she added.

Ethiopian News Agency