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  • CPEC won’t create environmental problems for Pakistan: China envoy

    ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassa­dor Sun Weidong on Wednesday underscored the importance of Pakistan’s role in promoting China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative as he sought to dispel ‘myths’ about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project...

    “China and Pakistan can play a major role in promoting the Belt and Road initiative as all-weather strategic cooperative partners...

  • Environmental concerns abound as Pakistan goes against the grain with coal power spree

    In the bleak Thar desert, the roar of trucks is constant at a massive Chinese-backed coal power project the government sees as an answer to chronic energy shortages, but which activists warn is an environmental disaster...

    Machines are running round the clock to finish the mine and coal power plant, a flagship project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) plan that has seen Beijing provide billions of dollars in financing to...

  • ‘Recharge Pakistan to address environmental, water challenges’

    KARACHI: Water management is one of the biggest issues that Pakistan has been facing in recent decades...

    This was stated by Malik Amin Aslam, special assistant to the prime minister and federal minister for climate change, during a virtual dialogue organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) on Thursday...

  • Environmental issues are low down on the govt’s priority list

    No doubt, tree plantation is a very noble cause and even if half of the estimated saplings grow safely it will have a very positive impact on the overall environmental and economic conditions of the militancy-ravaged province...

    However, in the provincial metropolis, especially in the thickly-populated localities, the tree plantation and anti-encroachment drives will be of little use to bring a positive change in environmental...

  • Despite needed appointments, environmental tribunal yet to begin functioning

    KARACHI: The Sindh Environmental Tribunal, set up to hear complaints about pollution, has yet to start functioning even though the much-delayed appointment of its chairman and members had been made over three months ago, it emerged on Tuesday...

    Since the environment has become a provincial subject after the 18th constitutional amendment, the Sindh government set up the tribunal in April 2015 under Section 25 of the Sindh...

  • Environmental problems claimed 45,000 lives in Sindh in 2009

    ISLAMABAD: A World Bank (WB) analysis estimates that 45,000 people died prematurely in 2009 in Sindh from major environmental health hazards, and its economic impact in terms of GDP was 15 per cent of Sindh’s GDP, with an annual cost of about Rs372 billion...

    The analysis is contained in a new publication ‘Sustainability and Poverty Alleviation: Confronting Environmental Threats in Sindh’...

  • Green buildings: Minimising environmental impact

    Green buildings, also known as sustainable, energy efficient and smart buildings, are built with the aim to minimise environmental impacts, emitting none or very little amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) and reaping maximum environmental, social and economic benefits...

    Generally, the direct and indirect benefits associated with green buildings include: reduced energy consumptions, increased water use efficiency, lower environmental...

  • ‘Environmental and economic sustainability’ of CPEC assured

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has assured the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) that, together with its Chinese partners, it would work to make the gigantic China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) undertaking “environmentally and economically sustainable”...

    “We know that some quarters are raising voices about the potential environmental impacts of the CPEC...

  • Islamabad fast losing its beauty due to poor environmental management

    A few weeks ago, the auditor general’s office through a special audit also tried to inform the government about the serious environmental challenges that the federal capital was facing...

    “I do agree that there several environmental problems in the federal capital which have piled up during the last two decades but we are taking steps to bring improvement,” said MCI’s chief metropolitan officer Asad Mehboob Kayani...

  • Untreated sewage released into drains, streams causing environmental pollution

    Sewage from Rawalpindi city, including from private housing societies and residential and commercial units, is discharged into the Korang and Soan rivers without being treated, causing environmental pollution in the area...

    According to EPA officials, their investigations found that the lack of a sewage treatment plant was causing environmental pollution, as defined under section 2 of the Pakistan Environmental Act 1997, and adverse...

  • NYC mayor unveils environmental plan on Earth Day

    NEW YORK: New York City, in a far-reaching effort to limit its impact on the environment, marked Earth Day on Wednesday by announcing a plan to reduce its waste output by 90 per cent by 2030...

    Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his sweeping OneNYC plan, which includes an overhaul of the city’s recycling programme, incentives to reduce waste and tacit support for the City Council’s plan to dramatically reduce the use of plastic shopping bags
  • Hospitals, industries violating environmental laws

    ISLAMABAD: Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan told the Senate on Thursday that both hospitals and industries were violating environmental laws on the safe disposal of hazardous waste...

    Pak-Epa is taking cognizance of such violations and pursuing legal action against the alleged violators in the environmental protection Tribunal,” the minister added...

  • Environmental impact of coal project discussed

    QUETTA: A power company has said that all possible steps will be taken to protect marine life and environment in Hub town while setting up a coal-based plant...

    During a briefing to former speaker of Balochistan Assembly Muhammad Aslam Bhootani and the chairman and members of the Hub union council in Gadani, the Hubco Power Company’s senior vice president Tariq Javed said the reservations expressed by them would be addressed
  • Qatar opens $1bn environmental gas project

    DOHA: Qatar officially unveiled on Tuesday what it said is the world’s biggest environmental project, a $1 billion plant to capture wasted gas...

    “It is the largest (environmental) project in Qatar,” said Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, the Qatargas chairman...

  • Documentary on environmental destruction, corruption screened

    The main activists featured in the film are Mutang Urud, an exiled tribesman from the indigenous people being displaced by the environmental destruction, British journalist Clare Rewcastle, and Peter Jaban, a radio anchor...

    In this panel discussion, we hope that certain issues that are being discussed in the movie are also relevant to people in Pakistan...

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