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The climate change divide

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What prevents cooperation on climate change? In my previous column, ‘Failure on climate change’ (Feb 21), I tried to address this question by highlighting that collective action problems frequently arise because the Westphalian state system is inherently not conducive to global cooperation. However, we cannot ignore global economic inequality and how it impedes international cooperation […]

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‘Judicious use of natural resources can overcome environmental problems’

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Islamabad: Judicious use of natural resources including wildlife could do miracles to overcome environmental and climate change problems. The remarks were made by Ambassador of Republic of South Korea Dr Song Hong Hwan while addressing an event organised at Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) in connection with World Wildlife Day celebrations. PMNH in collaboration […]

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Food security, climate change: Sindh Peoples Caravan sets off today to raise awareness

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KARACHI: Fishermen are all set to launch the 14-day ‘Sindh Peoples Caravan’ on Tuesday (today) to stress the importance of climate change and food security. The caravan, being organised by the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF), will move through different districts of Sindh, including Thatta, Sajawal, Badin, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Naushero Feroze, Sanghar, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Jamshoro […]

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Climate study points to disasters in Malakand, Hazara

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PESHAWAR: At least 11 districts in Malakand and Hazara divisions, which have faced devastation amid climactic shifts over the last decade, are in danger of falling prey to this phenomenon once again. Experts believe if proper methods of risk reduction, mitigation and adaptation are not implemented, these natural hazards will turn into catastrophic disasters. These […]

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Countries hit by climate change: Pakistan ranked 8th in world, National Assembly informed

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Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid Monday informed the National Assembly that Pakistan has become 8th country in the world, which is being affected by climate change. The minister while replying to questions of the members said that earlier Pakistan was the 10th country in the world now it has reached at 8th number. […]

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Spring breeze: Committee sets target for 159m saplings to be planted

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ISLAMABAD: An interministerial and interprovincial committee has set a target of planting 159 million trees across the country in the upcoming spring season. The countrywide plantation drive will kick off from February. The target was set at a meeting chaired by Climate Change Secretary Arif Ahmed Khan, after taking input from representatives of all provincial […]

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LEAD Pakistan to chalk out climate change policy for KP

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Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Pakistan is chalking out a climate change adaptation and mitigation policy for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. “The policy document which is in final stage would provide a blue print for both adaptation and mitigation actions for climate resilient development of KP,” said Hasan Akhtar Rizvi, Chief Knowledge Officer LEAD Pakistan. […]

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‘Pakistan ranks eight among countries affected by climate change’

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KARACHI: Pakistan is the eighth country most vulnerable to climate change in the world. The coastal areas are the most emergent threats and hundreds of kilometres area is susceptible to sea intrusion. This was revealed by Karachi University institute of environmental studies registrar and professor Dr Moazzam Ali Khan during a climate conference on Monday. […]

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Environmental safeguards urged for coal-based power plants

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QUETTA: Partially endorsing the stance of a former speaker of the Balochistan Assembly on proposed coal-based power plants in Gadani area, the ministry of climate change has asked the Balochistan High Court (BHC) that effective safeguards should be ensured for protection of environment. In a petition filed before the BHC, former speaker Aslam Bhootani had […]

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Earth Journalism Network offers journalism grants [Worldwide]

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Journalists and journalism organizations focused on reporting about climate change can apply for a grant. The Earth Journalism Network (EJN), a project of Internews, is accepting proposals for the Climate Grants for Adaptation and Response. The initiative seeks to support the creation, growth and capacity building of journalism organizations focused on reporting about climate change […]

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Environment protection: EPA directed to enforce pollution charge rules

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) directed the Punjab Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday to enforce pollution charge rules by forming an inquiry committee in collaboration with the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries (LCCI). Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah was hearing a petition by Muhammad Naeem questioning the vires of Environmental Impact Assessment and […]

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Forest policy draft to be sent to CCI next week

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ISLAMABAD – The draft of the first ever National Forest Policy is ready to be sent to the Council of Common Interest (CCI) next week for getting formal approval, The Nation learnt reliably yesterday. The ministry of climate change prepared and finalised the draft with the consultation of provinces last month. All provinces and other […]

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What is causing decline in vulture population?

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The use of fatal drugs to treat livestock has pulled down the population of endangered white-backed and long-billed vultures by over 90 percent in Pakistan, the WWF-Pakistan said on Tuesday. The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs), which the farmers use to treat their livestock includes diclofenac sodium, aceclofenac and keoprofen that the WWF-Pakistan has termed ‘fatal’ […]

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Environmental monitoring: Facility dormant due to funds shortage

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Climate Change has sought Rs18.8 million for revival of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s central monitoring facility. EPA Central Laboratory for Environmental Analysis and Networking, which was established with the financial assistance of the government of Japan, has been non-functional since 2010 due to shortage of funds and dearth of technical staff. […]

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