Pakistan, Denmark sign Green Framework Engagement Agreement
September 1, 2022 01:04 AM
Pakistan signed the Green Framework Engagement Agreement with Denmark on Wednesday in Copenhagen, 24NewsHD TV channel reported.
According to the Foreign Office, the agreement was signed by Pakistan's Ambassador to Denmark Ahmad Farooq and Denmark's Ambassador to Pakistan Lis Rosenholm.
The Green Framework Engagement is underpinned by the mutual interests, high ambitions, and shared visions of the two countries in a green and sustainable future for the planet including through private sector engagement and public-private partnerships.
The Green Framework Engagement will mark the first step in creating stronger collaboration in areas such as climate change mitigation and adaptation and a just and sustainable green transition.
Following the conclusion of the Framework Engagement, a Joint Plan of Action will be finalized between the two countries containing specific activities of collaboration.
Pakistan is keen to benefit from Danish expertise to build its capacity for dealing with the repercussions of Climate Change. The current floods in Pakistan, which have been induced by climate change, underscore the need for increased cooperation between developed and developing countries.
Denmark is already assisting Pakistan under its Danish Energy Transition Initiative (DETI) through which technical assistance is being provided to the Ministry of Energy in the areas of planning long-term energy scenarios and integration of renewable energy into the existing grid.
The two countries also closely coordinate on regional and international issues. The signing of the Green Framework Engagement Agreement will contribute to further strengthening of close cooperation between the two countries.
The foreign office spokesman says the Green Framework Engagement Agreement will provide help in analyzing and tackling the variations, reductions, and synchronizations in the weather caused by global climate change. It will also contribute to adding non-toxic, zero side effects green energy to the energy sector of Pakistan.
Following the agreement, both nations will initiate and take part in various activities through a joint plan of action.
Pakistan will benefit from Danish technologies and equipment in order to deal with the immense variations in the weather.