Pre-COP23 Consultative Dialogue (Means of Implementation)
Aug 03 2017 | 10:01:33
Issues related to means of implementation were discussed by government officials, experts, and civil society members at the thematic workshop held on 3 August 2017, organized by the Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change (CSCCC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan. The thematic dialogue was chaired by Dr. Abid Suleri, Executive Director,Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI). Mr. Irfan Tariq, DG Environment and Climate Change, termed means of implementation as one of the important themes in the consultative dialogue series, as progress on the issue would guarantee that developing countries and their focal points (the Ministry of Climate Change, in case of Pakistan) implement climate policies and actions. Several key people and experts including MNA Romina Khurshid (PML-N), Jacqueline Wilk (Heinrich Boll Stiftung), and former Foreign Secretary Riaz Mohammad Khan also attended the dialogue. During the workshop, participants highlighted the need for Pakistan to have access to robust technology to implement its NDC without compromising its developmental priorities, increased provision of financial resources to implement mitigation and adaptation measures, and improve enabling conditions and institutional capacities on climate change. Syed Abu Ahmad Akif, Secretary Climate Change, in his closing remarks said that the upcoming COP23 session would be an opportunity for Pakistan to push Parties to advance the progress on these issues to effectively implement the Paris Agreement.