Dubai (Nut Desk)

A Collaborative delegation of Punjab Central Business District Development Authority (PCBDDA), also known as Central Business District Punjab (CBD Punjab), and the Ravi Urban Development Authority (RUDA), led by CEO CBD Punjab & RUDA, Imran Amin, participated fervently in the 28th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28). With over 190 countries and more than 150 pavilions showcasing global climate initiatives in adaptation and mitigation, the delegation engaged in pivotal dialogues with global representatives.

CEO CBD Punjab & RUDA, Imran Amin, actively engaged with delegates from diverse nations at their pavilions, focusing discussions on critical climate topics encompassing carbon credits, smart solutions, IoT, green energy, urban sustainability, water conservation, and renewable cityscape solutions.

CBD Punjab and RUDA spotlighted their visionary approach aimed at combating environmental degradation while enhancing environmental quality through multifaceted initiatives. These encompass policy implementations, green development practices, LEED certification, smart city frameworks, tree plantation drives, rainwater harvesting, wastewater treatment, and renewable energy generation. Both entities maintain a sustainability-centric focus, integrating eco-friendly features to curb carbon emissions and advocate for green practices.

Chief Minister Punjab, Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi, will deliver a keynote address at COP28, on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, highlighting the Province of Punjab’s commitment to addressing climate challenges.

Additionally, a critical discussion session on the climate finance landscape in the region, will feature esteemed panelists including Zahid Akhter Zaman, Chief Secretary Punjab, Imran Amin CEO CBD Punjab & RUDA, Iftikhar Ali Sahoo, Chairman, Planning and Development Board, Dina Umali, Director of Sustainable Development, World Bank, South Asia Region, Dr. Ibrar Chaudary, Professor Oxford University, and Mr. Ali Tauqeer Sheikh, Climate Change Specialist. Over 123 countries including Pakistan signed a ‘COP28 UAE Declaration on Climate and Health’ to accelerate actions for safeguarding public health from escalating climate impacts.

The active involvement of the Government of Punjab delegations at COP28 signifies the region’s unwavering commitment to fostering sustainable solutions and global collaboration in the ongoing battle against climate change, setting a precedent for proactive environmental stewardship and international cooperation.