Malik Amin Aslam Global Vice President of IUCN


In what could raise eyebrows at the ongoing meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in South Korea, India on Thursday opposed Pakistan’s climate projects in the Gilgit-Baltistan The project is meant to reduce the risk of floods caused by bursting glacial lakes.

Former Minister of State for Environment and Global Vice President of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Malik Amin Aslam Khan said that , this is an expanded project for the earlier GLOF project. This project essentially provides for researching and studying glacial melt and putting in place early warning measures – which assisted in averting disasters in places like Chitral already.

But in spite of India  blockage the project was approved today.However, amid growing criticism on social media of the unjustified and politically motivated India blockage, the GCF faced a lot of pressure and had to override the baseless objections and approve the project. Good news for Pakistan.