Pakistan has announced that it will host World Environment Day 2021 in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), with the theme of ‘oration ecosystem restoration’ and focus on resetting relations with nature. It will also mark the formal launch of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030.
World Environment Day is on 5 June every year. It is the flagship day of the United Nations to promote worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years, it has become the largest global platform for environmental public outreach and is celebrated by millions of people worldwide.
Malik Amin Aslam, Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan and Minister of Climate Change, UNEP Executive Director Inger Anderson involved in accepting the urgency to stop, making the announcement at the margins of the Virtual Fifth UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) on Monday And is reversing worldwide ecosystem degradation.
Led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Government of Pakistan – one of the world’s most ambitious afforestation efforts – plans to expand and restore the country’s forests through a 10 billion tree tsunami initiative spanning five years.
The campaign includes restoring mangroves and forests, as well as planting trees in urban settings, including schools, colleges, public parks and lush green roads. Pakistan has launched an ecosystem restoration fund to support nature-based solutions to climate change and facilitate the transition to cover environmentally resilient, ecologically targeted initiatives and afforestation diversity.
Minister Aslam said, “Pakistan’s government is fully committed to playing a leadership role in solving the climate change issue through the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Initiative, which will restore and increase more than one million hectares of forest across the country . ”