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PM to address the UN-hosted Climate Ambition Summit today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the Climate Ambition Summit 2020 being held virtually today by the United Nations in connection with the fifth anniversary of Paris Agreement.

The prime minister will apprise the world about the efforts being made by Pakistan to mitigate the effects of climate change in the country. At the summit, the countries will set out new ambitious commitments under three pillars of Paris Agreement including mitigation, adaptation and finance.

The Climate Ambition Summit 2020 marks the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement and will provide a platform for government and non-governmental leaders to demonstrate their commitment to the landmark agreement and the multilateral process.

The summit is positioned as a “sprint to Glasgow,” where the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is scheduled to take place from 1–12 November 2021.

Co-hosted by the UK COP26 Presidency, the UN and France, in partnership with Chile and Italy, the summit aims to rally momentum and call for much greater climate action and ambition.

Governments around the world have invited to present more ambitious and high-quality climate plans, as well as COVID-19 recovery plans, new finance commitments and measures to limit global warming to 1.5°C.

In particular, the co-hosts have called for new, more ambitious nationally determined contributions (NDCs), long-term net-zero emissions strategies, climate finance commitments to support the most vulnerable and adaptation plans and policies.