IUCN Pakistan and FPCCI sign an MoU

21 October 2009 | International news release

Unique partnership between representative bodies of the Industrial and environmental sector

KARACHI. October 21: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, (IUCN) Pakistan, and Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FPCCI) signed Memorandum of Understanding today at the Federation House.

Gulzar Firoz, Chairman, Environment Committee, FPCCI informed the audience that the purpose of the partnership was to enable both organizations to build a lasting relationship in order to enhance environmental conservation in the industrial sector of Pakistan.

Through this MoU IUCN and  FPCCI would use their convening power to leverage for positive change for biodiversity conservation.

Javed Jabbar, IUCN Global Vice President and Regional Councilor called the MoU a milestone in the history of Pakistan as two leading representative organizations in the industrial and environment sectors had agreed to work together for the protection of the environment.

Shah Murad Aliani, Country Representative IUCN Pakistan said IUCN wanted to educate and inform the industrial sector about the best practices to be followed for achieving sustainable development.
Sultan Ahmed Chawla, President, FPCCI urged the industry to adopt Green Thinking and work to provide healthy livelihood environment to the people. He said this MoU was going to create a relationship between the industry and IUCN to for the protection of the environment.

IUCN Regional Director Asia, Ms. Aban Marker Kabraji in her remarks said that IUCN was happy to start this collaboration with the apex body of the industry in Pakistan, and pointed out that in developing economies like Pakistan’s, development and well being of the people were quite compatible.
Both the organizations will now chalk out the way forward about how the industry can reach its objectives without being detrimental to the environment.

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