On Sunday, Sweden’s Ambassador to Pakistan Henrik Parson called for the need to meet environmental challenges by making changes in various areas, including business strategy, for an environmentally friendly and favorable life.
“The world will meet environmental challenges by reviewing all plans and policies, including business, for an environmentally friendly and sustainable life,” he said.
The Swedish envoy said this when he launched a seven-day awareness campaign on the theme of sustainable living and better living in accordance with the environmental standards of his home to create awareness of ‘Eat, touch and live sustainability’ jointly organized by the Swedish Embassy in Islamabad and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
“We need to make good changes in our lives according to the environment and change things that are not compatible with the environment,” he said.
Sweden’s highest diplomat also appreciated the PTI – led government’s initiative to address the negative effects of climate change and maintain the quality of life in the country.
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“Billion Tsunami Tree and Green Pakistan” are the key projects that will play an important role in promoting a sustainable and environmentally friendly life, he added.
The ambassador said that climate change has its effects on life goals for sustainable development and also affects various important aspects of life. “Today, agriculture, quality food, water scarcity and other life-threatening factors are threatened by climate change, which we must address”
He added: “By stopping the use of plastic bags and other environmentally harmful objects, we can prevent carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere. We need to take some practical steps to make changes that help address environmental issues. ”
Pakistan and Sweden have, he says, great potential for work in the environment and sustainable living.
Social media can be a good tool to raise awareness of these issues among the people right now, the envoy added.
Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed said at the ceremony at the time, saying: “Today, the environment has emerged as a major issue in the world affecting the economic, social and human standard of living.”
He added: “Now that national security requirements have changed, we need to review our policy.”
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He said that in the modern world, unconventional security challenges such as climate change, food security, health, education and water are major threats to national security.
The senator said that Sweden has an excellent cultural and musical trend and new paths of cooperation can open up in these areas between the two countries.
While the country’s head of Pakistan WWF Hamad Naki Khan said that in today’s world, the issue of hunger, drought, food security, heat waves and floods are the big issues.
He said the government, the private sector and non-profit organizations are all working together to protect natural resources.