ISLAMABAD: Pakistan needs to make fundamental changes in production and consumption

patterns and the services sector to tackle climate issues and vulnerabilities, says Climate Change

Minister Zahid Hamid.

All sections of society including government departments, the private sector and individuals

must play their part in bringing about this transformation to sustainable consumption and

production patterns, which is an essential requirement of development, Climate Change Minister

Zahid Hamid said at a two-day workshop on sustainable consumption and production organised

by the Ministry of Climate Change.

He stressed the need for an efficient and affordable use of natural resources which can reduce

vulnerabilities to climate change and help achieve food, water and energy security, lessen

pressure on natural resources.

UNDP representative in Pakistan Neil Buhne said Pakistans huge population presented a major


He said that the governments Vision 2025 was analogous to the SDGs. He highlighted that

plastic bags were a threat to the environment and that a fee for plastic bags similar to the UK and

other countries could reduce their use.

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