Pointing out that Pakistan has "excellent" relationship with India, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday said cooperation between the two to tackle climate change was "doable".
Davos: Pointing out that Pakistan has "excellent" relationship with India, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday said cooperation between the two to tackle climate change was "doable".
"It (climate change) is quite visible in my country. We have suffered both drought and heavy rains in past one year. It was horrible, not just by our estimates but also as per the estimates of World Bank and Asian Development Bank," Gilani said.
"There has to be global solution to these problems. The first step we can take is establishing a global fund to tackle the climate risk issues and Pakistan would be happy to partner," Gilani said.
The United Nations has already proposed a USD 100 billion Green Climate Fund.
The fund was central to agreements reached in 2010 by UN treaty negotiators in Cancun, Mexico.
"If the glaciers in Himalayas melt, there will be huge floods in Pakistan," he said adding that Pakistan has taken some steps by creating a disaster management cell which he himself was overseeing.
Gilani arrived here yesterday from Islamabad. This is his first visit outside Pakistan since the memo scandal erupted late last year throwing his government in a political whirlpool that even threatened his continuity at office.
One year after the worst flooding disaster in the history of the region, more floods triggered by heavy rains had devastated parts of Southern Pakistan last year.