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  • Why climate change threats are real and complex: How we battle climate change will determine our future

    In terms of climate change, Pakistan is the 7th most affected countryThe government forsees a fourfold increase in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030Annual climate adaption needs for Pakistan range between $7bn and $14bnALTHOUGH Pakistan does not contribute significantly to global carbon emissions — ranking 135th in per capita emissions — it is amongst the top 10 countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change...

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  • Sindh govt to set up climate change, environment, coastal development dept

    KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to establish a department to handle all functions relating to environment, coastal development and climate change...

    All the other departments have been directed to cooperate and support the newly created department, which will be called Climate Change, Environment and Coastal Development Department, as well as the environment protection agency (EPA) for clean and healthy environment...

  • ENVIRONMENT: TACKLING CHANGE, ONE FARM AT A TIME

    I often travel to different villages across Pakistan to see if all the chatter and policies about climate change in the development sector translate into something tangible for the local farming communities...

    The farm is irrigated by a seven-acre pond on the premises — one of the many small check dams built by the Punjab government’s Soil and Water Conservation Department across the Potohar region that harvests rainwater for...

  • Pakistan asked to work out plan to tackle effects of climate change

    ISLAMABAD: The co-chairman of a working group of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Prof Thomas Stocker, has urged Pakistan to work out a national adaptation strategy to tackle effects of climate change...

    Speaking to newsmen here on Wednesday, he said Pakistan was on the brink of high-level vulnerability to effects of climate change and a national strategy would be highly valuable for the country...

  • Pakistan 7th most vulnerable country to climate change, says Germanwatch

    Germanwatch, a German think-tank advocating for the prevention of dangerous climate change, has just launched its latest Global Climate Risk Index 2018 report on the sidelines of COP23 in Bonn, Germany today...

    World leaders, civil society members, investors, corporates, indigenous communities and media have gathered to boost climate action which will help limit global warming below 2 degrees Celsius and ideally to 1...

  • ‘Pakistan must learn to cope with climate change’

    ISLAMABAD: The minister for climate change, on Tuesday, warned that Pakistan’s environment which includes forests, water and land resources as well as glaciers, is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change...

    Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan was speaking to mediapersons at his office, in connection with the International Earth Day, observed on April 22, each year...

  • Cities, climate change and Pakistan’s extended urbanisation

    Pakistan ranks high on the list of countries most threatened by the impending effects of climate change...

    According to a recent report published by the Asian Development Bank, a 6-degree Celsius temperature increase is projected over the Asian landmass whereby countries like Pakistan could experience a significantly hotter climate...

  • Asian Development Bank warns climate change 'disastrous' for Pakistan

    A business-as-usual approach to climate change will be “disastrous “for Asia undoing much of the phenomenal economic growth that has helped it make vast inroads against poverty, the Asian Development Bank said in a report released Friday...

    Myanmar, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Pakistan, and Thailand are among the world's top 10 countries most affected by extreme weather events, it said...

  • Pakistan boosting capacity to address climate change: Nisar

    UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan is strengthening its institutional structures to step up action to stave off the most drastic effects of climate change, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told the international community here...

    Speaking after the signing of the Paris climate agreement at the UN General Assembly, he said Pakistan would establish a climate change council and climate change authority, adding that more than five per...

  • Can religious clerics drive action on climate change in Pakistan?

    ISLAMABAD: Prayer leaders and other religious clerics are an under-used means of pushing action to combat climate change, experts and religious scholars said at a multi-faith meeting on Thursday...

    Religious leaders have the moral standing to call on people and businesses to consider the environmental impact of their activities and take a bigger role in reducing their own carbon footprints and finding ways to cope with the growing...

  • Pakistan is losing its honey bees to climate change

    "Consequently honey prices have soared in Pakistan...

    According to Mr Kamaluddin, the project director of the NGO Hashoo Foundation Pakistan, which works in the Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan areas of Pakistan, confirms that honey production has reduced by up to 40% indicating that major changes in the environment have occurred...

  • Pakistan prone to political instability due to climate change: report

    LONDON: Politically fragile countries including Pakistan and India face breakdown as a result of mounting climate change pressures, and even stable ones may find coming shocks too big to manage peacefully, security and development experts warned...

    The report termed climate change “the ultimate threat multiplier”, and said it should be a top foreign policy priority for the Group of Seven major industrialised democracies...

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