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Value Of Afforestation

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Experts call human activity in the form of industrialisation the primary cause of climate change. However, deforestation is the activity with the most devastating effects on the climate and environment of the planet, in general, and that of Pakistan, in particular. Though the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is wary of the climate change and […]


Efficient tree plantation suggested during fast approaching monsoons

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KARACHI: Karachi expected to have an onset of monsoon in next few day’s time needs proper plantation campaign in accordance to its ecological system and social dynamics. Senior ecologist Dr. Rafi ul Haq talking to APP Sunday said planners as well as departments engaged in efforts to turn Karachi Green must be equally conscious of […]


Call for more pine trees to combat climate change hazards

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ISLAMABAD   –  The mind-blowing panoramic view of Islamabad from Damani-Koh makes manifestation of the fact that it is one of the most beautiful cities of the world located right at the bottom of majestic Margalla Hills. The houses in posh areas can be spotted in dense forest with straight line of wide-roads along pine trees, […]


Govt working on climate-smart agriculture

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ISLAMABAD:The Assistant to Prime Minister On Climate Change Amin Aslam said that climate-smart agricultural policy would soon be presented in the cabinet for approval. While meeting a delegation of Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) , he said that agricultural methods needed to be revised with rising temperatures and changing climate. […]


Include women in our climate change fight

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There is no denying that climate change is affecting everyone on the planet- disproportionately, but everyone, either directly or indirectly. Unfortunately, marginalized communities, particularly women, endure the worst of the impacts. Even in today’s modernized world, gender inequalities exist almost everywhere around the world. Pakistan is no exception to this global norm; the Global Gender […]


Petition against use of plastic bags heard

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Lahore   (PR)   The Petition on Plastic Pollution titled Syed Shahmeer Raza etc vs Federation of Pakistan etc.’ was taken up by a bench of Lahore High court. The bench was comprised of Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, Justice Muhammad Masood Jahangir and Justice Jawad Hassan. Advocate General and Chief Secretary Punjab made appearance on […]


Dire need for accurate environmental reporting: Sial

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Lahore: Environmental lawyer Sardar Aasif Ali Sial has said Pakistan is facing serious climate concerns which are getting worse by the day, especially in the backdrop of an ever-growing population. These views were expressed by the eminent environmental lawyer as he spoke at a capacity-building workshop arranged by the Environmental Journalists Association of Pakistan (EJAP), in […]


WWF-Pakistan, Oxfam mark World Environment Day

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Oxfam in Pakistan in collaboration with World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) celebrated World Environment Day to raise environmental awareness and sensitize people; join hands with the government, the private sector, youth and relevant stakeholders to protect the environment from climate change caused by human-led activities. The event, organized at a local hotel in city, […]


The threat of climate change

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Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish student, has been lodging protests every Friday since August last year calling for drastic action against climate change. She mounted her environmental campaign under the slogan “Fridays for Future”. Her struggle aspired thousands of students all over the world who choose to skip their classes every week for the sake […]


Forest dept downplays recent fires in KP forests

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Peshawar: Around 1.229 million trees were damaged causing a loss of nearly Rs26.839 million after fire broke out in all the forest subdivisions soon after Eidul Fitr raising serious questions about the Billion Tree Tsunami project. The large scale fire in all the forest regions has sparked debate on the social media and in common […]


Climate change catching Pakistan unprepared

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KARACHI: The highly acclaimed South Asian Climate Outlook Forum has forecast a “weaker monsoon for Pakistan, almost like that of the last year,” stirring concerns of a further decrease in the per capita water availability. In case of India, the monsoons would be in deficit too. Based in Pune, India, SASCOF, is the World Meteorological […]


725 acres of land in Bani Gala demarcated for zoological, botanical garden

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Islamabad: The geological survey of Pakistan (GSP) has demarcated 725 acres of land in Bani Gala for construction of a zoological and botanical (Z&B) garden. Around 2,700 cemented pillars, with distance of 15 feet (ft), and two-foot high walls between the pillars, on which the grills would be fixed, have been erected along a 14-kilometer […]


Can the tree tsunami also spur a food forest surge?

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The area under forest cover in Pakistan has declined at alarming rates due to decades of neglect. Forests remain vital for maintaining a fragile ecological balance. They also curb pollution, preserve top soil, prevent excessive run-offs to lessen flood damage, and even help combat droughts by retaining rainwater. It thus goes to the credit of […]


‘Public awareness must on plastic bags hazardous impacts’

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Islamabad: The hazardous impacts of plastic bags revealed by recent studies needs to be disseminated among the masses to shun its unbridled use in everyday life, an official of climate change ministry said on Friday. Talking to APP, he said the ministry, taking in time policy measures, had successfully developed legal framework, which was awaiting […]