Pakistan Climate Change Act 2017
Climates are changing all over the world and becoming a major threat for mankind. All counties are working to control the emission of green-house gases and trying to control this dangerous change. Pakistan is also signatory of many international agreements which include United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Rio De Janeiro, 1992, Kyoto Protocol to the UNFCCC, 1997 and The Paris Agreement 2015.
In 2017, Government of Pakistan passed Pakistan Climate Change Act 2017. Its preamble says, “An act to meet Pakistan’s obligations under international conventions relating to climate change and address the effects of climate change. Whereas it is expedient to meet Pakistan’s obligations under international conventions relating to climate change and to provide for adoption of comprehensive adaptation and mitigation policies, plans, programs, projects and other measures required to address the effects of climate change and for matters connected therewith and ancillary thereto.
Pakistan Climate Change Act 2017 defines the term “Climate Change” as it means a change in the climate system which is caused by significant changes in the concentration of greenhouse gases as a direct or indirect consequence of human activities and which is in addition to natural climate change that has been observed during a considerable period.
Pakistan Climate Change Council is established under section 3 of this Act. Pakistan Climate Change Authority is established under section 5 of the act.
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