We Need to Fight Climate Change like other Conflicts and Wars: Mushahidullah Khan

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Islamabad, April 19, 2018 (PPI-OT): Dr. Shamshad Akhtar Detho a Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, as the head of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific held a meeting with Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan in his office at Ministry of Climate Change. Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah khan said while talking to Dr Shamshad that climate change impacts are affecting people all over the world. The gas emission is due to industrial revolution that is caused by developed countries.

He further said these emissions are negatively impacting various sectors of human beings including agriculture, water scarcity, health, and livestock. The under developed countries are most affected by climate change and do not have modern technology to combat climate change. So international communities must support to mitigate the effects of climate change. He further highlighted that United Nation is very pro active in dealing with wars and conflicts all around the world. Climate Change is also a war and United Nations should help developing countries in capacity building to fight climate change. Dr Shamshad said that we need to understand the dimensions of problem.

We make policies and try to connect people. We are ready to support Pakistan to fight climate change. Shamshad Akhtar Detho (PHD)’ a Pakistani development economist, diplomat and intellectual who serves, as a Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, as the head of UNESCAP. Prior to that, she served as the 14th Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, the first woman to assume this position. She also served as a senior adviser to Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon and the vice-President of the World Bank.

The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP or ESCAP), located in the United Nations Building in Rajadamnern Nok Avenue in Bangkok, Thailand, is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, under the administrative direction of the United Nations headquarters. It was established in 1947 (then as the UN Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East, ECAFE) to encourage economic cooperation among its member states.

The name was changed to the current in 1974. ESCAP has 53 member States and nine Associate members, home to more than two-third of the world population. As well as countries in Asia and the Pacific, it includes France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United State is a Pakistani development economist, diplomat and intellectual who serves, as a Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, as the head of UNESCAP.

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