Denmark and Pakistan to sign a Green Development Agreement next year


By Ali Jannat;
Islamabad (Parliament Times): Denmark is collaborating with Pakistan to enhance clean energy generation in the country and both countries are all set to sign a Green Development Agreement for this purpose early next year.
This was stated by Ambassador of Denmark Lis Rosenholm in an exclusive interview with Radio Pakistan.The Ambassador said Danish companies are keen to provide technical and financial assistance to Pakistan to generate power from alternate resources, including wind and solar to increase its share to at least fifty per cent and reduce dependence on thermal and fossil fuel.
The Danish Ambassador Lis Rosenholm appreciated programs launched by the present government to combat climate change and stressed the need to enhance energy generation by harnessing alternate resources instead of fossil fuels.
She said Denmark can help Pakistan to mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change and Ten Billion tree program is a right step to address the issue. The Danish envoy said there is an urgent need to switch to green energy for the next generations and transition process must be accelerated.
On bilateral relations, Lis Rosenholm said Pakistan and Denmark enjoy excellent relations for the last seven decades and Pakistani diaspora has a good contribution in the development of Denmark, she said the volume of trade is growing between the two countries, expressing optimism that the businesses of both the countries can collaborate in diverse fields. Ambassador added Denmark is offering many scholarship programmers to students from Pakistan.
On Afghanistan situation, the Ambassador said Pakistan and Denmark have strong commitment towards peace and stability in the war-torn country and her country is also extending support to afghan people who are facing a humanitarian crisis.