GCF approved US$ 50 m for 'Zero Emission Metro' in Karachi

Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved US$ 50 million for ‘Zero Emission Metro’ in Karachi for climate change mitigation for the Eco-friendly metro project.

GCF approved US$ 50 m for 'Zero Emission Metro' in Karachi

Federal Minister for Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam Khan informed the project comes under Karachi Breech project whereas Green Climate Fund (GCF) that provides funds for climate change reduction and management projects all over the world has approved the finances for the Eco-friendly metro project.

The ministry of climate change (MOCC) had infringed the 100 days agenda mainly focused on improving the course of direction and presented a plan before the nation about what to do for next 1800 days.

Environment change mitigation projects have been formed including 10 Billion Tree Tsunami (BTT), Clean Green Pakistan (CGP) and Recharge Pakistan (RCP). The ministry is focusing on clean drinking water and improved sanitation systems where special campaigns for plantation and cleanliness have been launched.

The subversive water has reduced to a serious level, adding water reserves could be constructed at various locations of Punjab and Sindh. Clean Green Gwadar was going to be announced soon as a new city would be established in Gwadar and we are working together with China to transform it into model city for the world from the very first step.

Another project from Prime Minister Imran Khan namely Green Youth programme, which would help in generating million of jobs under various projects of climate change mitigation initiative, would also be announced.

Prime Minister’s Solarization project is also in the pipeline which includes conversion of all public departments’ buildings over solar energy. Green Finance working group has been formed which would assist in acquiring finances for green (Eco-friendly) projects.

Planning Commission is onboard where Habib Bank Limited is also interested to invest in the project and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and World Bank are also engaged in the process.