Pakistan

Committed

0.1 million hectares
  • 2016 0.1 million hectares by 2020

The Asia Bonn Challenge event, held in May 2017, brought together twelve Asian countries to identify ways to collaborate on forest landscape restoration (FLR) in support of the Bonn Challenge. The event was jointly organised by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia and the Government of South Sumatra in cooperation with IUCN. Along with pledges from Bangladesh, Mongolia and Sri Lanka during the same event, Pakistan made a pledge to the Bonn Challenge that helped to tip the Bonn Challenge over its 150 million hectare milestone. Pakistan’s new national pledge is in addition to the sub-national KPK contribution.

“Pakistan is pledging 0.1 million hectares to the Bonn Challenge as part of the Green Pakistan Programme spearheaded by our Prime Minister, H.E. Nawaz Sharif. The costs of implementing this commitment will be shared equally by the government and provinces. Other provinces in Pakistan are likely to make their own additional pledges in the near future,” said Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Governor, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

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