Pakistan has updated its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDCs) ahead of COP26. NDCs are national climate plans that address climate targets such as emission cuts and highlight the policies governments aim to implement in response to climate change. Under the Paris agreement signatories are supposed to submit renewed NDC’s every five years.
Posting the NDC on Twitter, Malik Amin Aslam, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Climate Change, wrote that the new NDC came about after an “extensive consultative process and provides a clear climate action vision built on the pillars of nature based solutions and a clean energy transition.”
In the run up to @COP26 – #Pakistan has updated its #NDC after an extensive consultative process and provides a clear #ClimateAction vision built on the pillars of #NatureBasedSolutions and a #CleanEnergyTransition pic.twitter.com/ymApN1WaqC
— Malik Amin Aslam (@aminattock) October 21, 2021
According to the updated NDC, Pakistan will reduce its emissions by 50% by 2030. Outlining high priority actions, Pakistan also aims to switch to 60% renewable energy by 2030 and implement a moratorium on new coal power plants. Mitigating flood risk in the Indus Basin has also been categorized as ‘high priority.’
Many people on social media have hailed the recent NDC as great news and expressed hope that the actions will be carried out on all levels.
From : pk.mashable.com