Present at the tree plantation drive was the Chief guest and Minister of State, Ms. Zartaj Gul of Ministry of Climate Change Pakistan, Mr. Ignacio Artaza, Resident Representative a.i., UNDP Pakistan, and Ms. Samina Baig, Goodwill Ambassador UNDP Pakistan. Saplings provided to the students by UNDP, who planted them in their school’s ground enthusiastically. The students also took an oath to care for the saplings they planted.
While planting the sapling with the students, Mr. Ignacio Artaza, Resident Representative a.i., UNDP Pakistan said, “Pakistan is amongst the top 8 countries suffering from the impact of climate change. UNDP wants to invite young people to take action to address climate change. Progress to overcome climate change can only take place when we all get involved.”