Pakistan should be invited to global conference on climate change: US Congressman
Washington: US Congresswoman Sheila Jackson has demanded that Pakistan be invited to the World Climate Change Conference, saying that Pakistan is also struggling with the problems arising from climate change.
According to the international website, US Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee has written a letter to US President Joe Biden’s Special Envoy John Kerry asking Pakistan to be invited to the US Climate Change Conference.
In her letter, Sheila Jackson said that Pakistan is also struggling with the problems caused by climate change.
He said that due to rapid melting of glaciers, rivers are facing dangers and Pakistan is an important ally of US in the region. A joint strategy should be adopted with Islamabad on the issue of climate change.
Sheila Jackson, a Democrat from Houston, is also the chairperson of the Pakistan Cox.
It should be noted that US President Joe Biden has announced a Virtual Summit / Conference on Climate Change on 22nd and 23rd and 40 world leaders have been invited in this regard.
The summit comes at a time when the United States has rejoined the Paris Agreement following the departure of former US President Donald Trump and a UN conference on the subject is set to take place in Glasgow in November this year.
Later, Prime Minister Imran Khan wrote an article in the British newspaper The Times detailing his views on tackling climate change.
In the article, the Prime Minister highlighted the problems faced by Pakistan due to climate change. He said that last summer, Pakistan faced the worst rains of the century when the monsoon rains wreaked havoc.
“I see the environmental conference COP 26 failing without an economic agreement. In my opinion, the environmental conference should be linked to economic agreements,” he wrote.
The Prime Minister wrote in his article that Pakistan ranks eighth in the Global Climate Risk Index