British High Commissioner Jane Marriott Jane Marriott OBE announced on Tuesday the doubling of the UK’s investment in Pakistan to address climate change, enhance climate resilience, and promote adaptation. This commitment aligns with the United Kingdom’s advocacy for a ‘Loss and Damage’ fund at COP 28 to support climate-vulnerable countries. The event also featured a performance by the Band of the Artillery Company, established by King Henry VIII in 1537 and recognized as the oldest regiment in the British Army. The theme of the evening centered around environmental sustainability and climate change, championed by King Charles for the last 50 years. High Commissioner Jane Marriott emphasized the urgency of addressing climate vulnerabilities, particularly in Pakistan, and highlighted collaborative initiatives with the Global System for Mobile Communications to expand the AI-based ‘Early Warning Forest Fire Detection System’. Additionally, she announced the expansion of the Chevening scholarship program and the establishment of the online ‘Pakistan Museum of Food’ in collaboration with Google and the Save and Observe Children’s Health (SOCH) Foundation. Caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani expressed gratitude for the strong relationship between Pakistan and the United Kingdom, particularly in economic, trade, political, and defense partnerships. He also acknowledged King Charles’ advocacy for environmental sustainability and innovations, as well as the British government’s generous assistance to Pakistan following the devastating floods.