Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change has unanimously passed The Pakistan Climate Change Bill-2017 to cope with climate change issues.
The committee met under the chairmanship of Mir Muhammad Yousaf Badini here on Wednesday. Highlighting the importance of bill, the Climate Change Minister Zahid Hamid said it is very important legislation as climate is not a political issue but a national issue.
The Minister said the framework for implementation of policy for the period 2014-2030 serves to integrate climatic friendly policy into a national and economic running.
He stated,” the frameworks explain appropriate adaptation actions as well as mitigation measures covering all sectors of the economy.” The committee suggested ensuring the participation of all provinces equally.
PPI. Senate body passes Pakistan Climate Change Bill. Daily Times, March 16, 2017.