Pakistan to set up solar park as part of its plans to promote renewable energy

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Pakistan is setting up the world's biggest 1,000 MW solar park as part of its plans to promote renewable energy, Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid has declared, by reports.

Pakistan has likewise sanctioned the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act, 2016, to promote effective conservation and effective utilization of energy, Hamid said on Tuesday, reports Associated Press of Pakistan.

The minister led a Pakistani delegation to take part in COP22 Conference held in Morocco, which gave a chance to signify achievements made in addressing climate change.

He said the world group was informed that Pakistan's commitment to global warming was minimal, and included, "We emit less than 1 per cent of total annual global greenhouse gas emissions. Yet we are ranked amongst the top ten countries most vulnerable to climate change."

The world group was also informed that Pakistan faces several major risks relating to climate change, including glacial melt, variable storms, recurrent floods, rise in sea level, higher average temperatures and higher frequency of droughts, he said.

He included that a huge number of individuals were influenced and colossal damage was caused on recurring basis.

"These threats pose major survival concerns for Pakistan, particularly in relation to country's water security, food security and energy security. They also have enormous adverse consequences for all socio-economic sectors, impeding our ability to promote sustainable growth and development and economic prosperity of our people," the minister highlighted.

The minister said Pakistan has built up a National Sustainable Development Strategy and has gotten to be maybe the principal ever nation whose National Assembly passed a consistent determination embracing the plan.

Pakistan Parliament was likewise the first on the planet to become totally "green" by converting 100 per cent to solar energy.