Pakistan has been recognised by the World Economic Forum as "Champions for Nature" due to their multiple green policies and works for the environment, such as the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami initiative, and banning the use of plastic bags.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has emphasised the need for environmental change in order to improve climate conditions, being recognised worldwide for the environmental policies and work which has placed Pakistan on the map, being acknowledged for meeting its Sustainable Development Goal Target 13: Climate Action, a decade earlier than the 2030 deadline. Furthermore, PM Imran Khan was called a 'Climate Action Hero' by Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is not only one of the top actors in Hollywood but an environmental activist himself.
The Premier even delivered a speech about climate change and how important it is that we act now, virtually for the Austrian World Summit, which was shared online. Now, Pakistan's recognition by WEF as champions for nature is another monumental achievement for the nation. The development was shared by Malik Amin Aslam , Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Climate Change (SAPM), in an official letter written by WEF.
The government has made scrupulous efforts to make climate action and environmental change a priority, starting a Green Stimulus project and initiating 'green jobs' for the unemployed. Khan's Tiger Force also planted trees under the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami.
Imran Khan's 'green vision' has had a significant impact on Climate Action in Pakistan, taking the matter seriously and encouraging environmental growth through projects mentioned as well as the Protective Areas Initiative, which have all contributed to the country being recognised as environmentally aware and conscious, making a difference.