Chairman Prime Minister Youth Programme Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan met Mr. Mukhtar Babauev, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan, COP29 President.

Chairman of the Prime Minister Youth Programme, Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan, held a significant meeting with Mr. Mukhtar Babauev, the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan and COP29 President. The meeting focused on several key areas concerning youth involvement in climate action. Youth Representation and Participation: Discussions revolved around enhancing Pakistan’s youth representation within COP29 negotiations and decision-making realms, emphasizing their crucial role in climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. Youth-Led Climate Initiatives: Highlighting Pakistan’s successful youth-led climate projects, both parties explored avenues to bolster and expand these initiatives, aiming to garner support for their scalability. Intergenerational Collaboration: The importance of fostering collaboration between youth and experienced climate professionals was underscored. The dialogue aimed to facilitate knowledge-sharing and ensure intergenerational equity in climate decision-making. Youth Engagement in Climate Negotiations: Strategies were explored to ensure active involvement of Pakistani youth in climate negotiations and decision-making processes at the UNFCCC. The focus was on enhancing youth participation within these crucial global forums. In addition to these discussions, emphasis was laid on the capacity building of child and youth climate champions, communities, local governments, and civil society. The goal is to equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge on climate change mitigation, adaptation, biodiversity, and environmental sustainability campaigns. This multifaceted approach underscores Pakistan’s commitment to nurturing a generation of informed and proactive climate stewards.