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On the invitation of Arnold Schwarzenegger, former California governor and actor, Prime Minister Imran Khan virtually addressed the fourth annual World Austrian Summit on Thursday.

The Summit was held in Austrian capital Vienna, and attended by world leaders such as the federal president of Austria, the president of the Slovak Republic, president of the Republic of Croatia, executive vice-president of the European Commission, former United States Secretary of State and founder of the Austrian World Summit, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

World Austrian Summit: Premier shares his personal efforts in combating climate change 

The Prime Minister shared his sentiments regarding climate change via video, and urged the world to act fast on the global warming front as future generations are at risk.

In his virtual address, Khan shared his vision and how Pakistan is committed to fighting climate change; in that that his provincial government in KP has planted 1 billion trees and as leader of the federal government he has initiated the 10 billion tree tsunami plan. He said Pakistan realised about a decade ago, that the glaciers that fed its rivers and ultimately fed the population, were melting at a much faster pace.

Prime Minister Imran khan centred his address around the fact that if the world does not take notice now, we would be endangering our future generations. He reiterated to the global community that the ‘cruel face’ of climate change can be seen in the shape of record temperatures in Siberia, ice melting on the poles, rising temperatures in Europe, unprecedented fires ravaging Australia, and cyclones and hurricanes.

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Those who attended the summit virtually included the UK’s Prince of Charles, the Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, and the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres.The Austrian World Summit in four years has become the largest environmental gathering in the world, providing a platform for global decision-makers committed to preserving a healthy planet and de-carbonising the economy by 2050.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: The climate change activist 

The world may know Schwarzenegger as a famous Hollywood actor, however he has also been engaged in fighting pollution and climate change for nearly 20 years. His Climate Initiative focuses building awareness of the climate crisis and the urgent need for action every day and once a year at Austrian World Summit.

As per Faisal Javed Khan, Arnold Schwarzenegger appreciated PM Khan’s commitment & steps taken towards fighting climate change and called him a “climate action hero, a strong and important partner in the climate action alliance.”

PMIK set to address 75th session of United Nationals General Assembly 

Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to address the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) via video link on September 25, according to an initial list of speakers officially released on Tuesday.

The general debate of the 193-member assembly, which is traditionally a high-profile annual UN event, will open on September 22. However, this year it is expected to be a slimmed-down affair, with world leaders staying away from New York because of the coronavirus pandemic. They will be contributing set-piece speeches via video link.

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