ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has called for a global transition to clean energy, saying it is a lynchpin for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) designed to combat poverty, hunger, disease and illiteracy.


Ambassador Munir Akram while addressing at the launch of Global Tracking SDG-7 said we need reliable and adequate energy to fight the pandemic for hospitals, schools, business, information and communication technologies and households.


He said since two-thirds of all carbon emissions emanate from energy use, global transformation to sustainable and renewable energy was essential to realize the objectives of Paris Climate agreement. The event was hosted by the Group of Friends of Sustainable Energy, was co-chaired by Pakistan, Denmark, Ethiopia and Norway.