LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Environment Protection Muhammad Rizwan has said that climate change is expected to cause wide-ranging impacts in various sectors of economy in the coming years.
These impacts can impact agricultural productivity, water variability, coastal erosion, seawater incursion and frequency of extreme climatic events, he explained.
The provincial environment minister said that the children should be sensitized about climate change along with their engagement in healthy activities that help in mitigating the impacts of climate change.
He expressed these views while attending a workshop at Government Higher Secondary School, Walton Road, Lahore on Tuesday.
The minister said climate change is a big risk for the youth and children in Pakistan, which could threaten their health, education and protection.
Muhammad Rizwan acknowledged the efforts to engage children to mitigate climate change by conducting climate change awareness sessions and tree plantation activities at 30 different schools in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi.
Other speakers emphasized planting as many trees as possible.
The minister also planted a sapling on the lawn of the school and prayed for the development and progress of the country.