Climate Change

Balochistan to Global Recognition: Entrepreneurial Vision at COP28

Dubai – In the dynamic atmosphere of COP, the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Balochistan, a South-Western Province of Pakistan, emerges into the global spotlight. Innovation and advocacy take center stage at the Climate Innovation Zone and Climate Summit, running parallel to the events of COP28 in the UAE. A distinctive startup from the South-Asian region, SHARF (Smart Hub for Accessible Resources & Facilitation), is gaining recognition and acclaim on this prestigious global platform. 

Talking to the media during this event, Mr. Khalid Hussain Mir, a young entrepreneur and advocate from the Balochistan province of Pakistan, shared his views on climate action. He highlighted that efforts extend beyond tree planting, stressing the importance of a holistic approach to reduce food-waste and carbon footprints. 

Under the leadership of this young entrepreneur from Pakistan, SHARF introduces an innovative approach to address food waste and promote a circular economy. This platform serves as a testament to Pakistan’s ingenuity, contributing significantly to global efforts in sustainable practices and environmental stewardship.

As COP28 unfolds, the spotlight intensifies on the intersection of innovation and advocacy originating from Balochistan. Mr. Khalid’s commitment goes beyond entrepreneurial endeavors; he passionately advocates for those affected by floods in the region, particularly in his hometown, Usta Muhammad & Jaffarabad, which has experienced the harsh consequences of floods. In response to these challenges, Mr. Khalid is actively involved with Chanan Development Association (CDA) Pakistan, a National Youth-led organization where he serves as a board member. CDA played a crucial role in flood responses across all four provinces of Pakistan in 2010 and the recent floods in 2022, actively engaging in advocacy for Climate Justice. This dual narrative of innovative solutions with SHARF and humanitarian commitment through CDA Pakistan creates a compelling story, resonating with the global audience at COP28.

As the world turns its attention to the collaborative efforts showcased at COP28, Balochistan’s innovative startup SHARF and advocacy for flood-affected communities, led by Mr. Khalid Mir, stand as a testament to the region’s unwavering commitment to addressing pressing global challenges.

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