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Our climate concerns

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As the world leaders and environmental experts gathered at Katowice, Poland, to discuss strategies to save the globe from catastrophic climate change, delegates and experts were shocked to know that Pakistan is not having a pavilion to properly represent its climate case to the global community. The climate change summit, organised by the United Nations […]

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Unattended Pirowal Forest in a shambles

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KHANEWAL-Situated some seven kilometres from Khanewal on main Lahore Road, the Pirowal Forest, under the sole control of Forest Department, has been in a shambles. The forest is considered to be one of the most precious and spacious forests in the country. Its glory was increased when a wildlife park was added to it, and […]

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Cleanliness, plantation drives in full swing in Punjab

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LAHORE/BAHAWALPUR: Bahawalpur Deputy Commissioner Shozab Saeed chaired a meeting to review the steps taken in connection with the Clean and Green Punjab campaign. It was stated in the meeting that during the Clean and Green Punjab drive, encroachments have been cleared, including 2,880 handcarts and 1,022 encroachments outside shops. The authorities also issued notices to 5,543 […]

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KU organises beach-cleaning drive

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The Marine Reference Collection and Resource Centre of Karachi University (KU) in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has organised a cleanliness drive on December 16 at the Paradise Point beach. The drive has been organised under the HEC’s Social Integration Outreach Program. The principal investigator of the centre, Dr Qadeer Mohammad Ali, said […]

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Pakistan to spend $1b on 10 Billion Tree Tsunami project: Advisor

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KATOWICE: Malik Amin Aslam, the Advisor to the PM on Climate Change, stated Pakistan’s intention to review its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) document before the Paris Agreement takes effect in 2020. He said this in his official speech given at the high-level segment of COP24 in Katowice, Poland, on Wednesday. The NDCs are the voluntary […]

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Annual event: Mountain festival ends

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ISLAMABAD: The two-week long Pakistan Mountain Festival concluded with the screening of international films, cultural and music performances and the mountain youth forum at Lok Virsa on Sunday. The brief concluding ceremony recognised the services of the supporting organisations and individuals. The festival is an annual event organised by the Development Communications Network (Devcom-Pakistan) to commemorate the […]

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Environmental threats: ‘Mountain Cultural Showcase’ kicks off

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To highlight the importance of mountains and the communities that dwell on it, a two-day ‘Mountain Cultural Showcase’ kicked off in the federal capital on Saturday. The event was organised by the Development Communications Network (Devcom-Pakistan) in connection with the eighth Pakistan Mountain Festival. The event, held at the National Heritage Museum Lok Virsa, featured […]

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Tribunal wants SBCA to stop approving high-rise projects without Sepa nod

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KARACHI: The Sindh environmental protection tribunal has directed the Sindh Environmental Protection Agency to communicate to the Sindh Building Control Authority that no high-rise construction project be approved without obtaining the agency’s approval for the projects’ initial environmental examination and environmental impact assessment in terms of Section 17(1) of the Sindh Environmental Protection Act, 2014. […]

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Pakistan Mountain Festival: Environmental insight, students paint mountains

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ISLAMABAD: Even as the government has embarked on a ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ campaign coupled with a 10 billion tree plantation drive across the country to mitigate the effects of climate change, a painting exhibition opened in the garrison city on Wednesday which put the spotlight on a community which has and stands to lose the […]

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Building Pakistan’s climate change resilience

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In order to understand the position of any country with respect to its climate change commitments, its domestic laws and policies must be examined and compared with the progress being made by other regional partners. Therefore, though climate action needs to be sought horizontally as well as vertically, to ensure that it catches root, the […]

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16 millers fined over environmental pollution

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BADIN: The civil judge of Shaheed Fazil Rahu (formerly Golarchi) town, Ali Sher Chandio, on Saturday fined owners of 16 rice husking mills for their failure to install a dust control system at their respective industrial units as was directed by the Supreme Court-mandated judicial commission on water quality and drainage system. Retired Justice Amir […]

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10 climate change projects undertaken, ministry briefs Senate

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ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Climate Change on Thursday informed Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change that almost ten climate change mitigation projects were in different phases of implementation with the help of foreign assistance. The Senate body on Climate Change with Senator Sitara Ayaz in chair expressed their satisfaction and commended the endeavours of the ministry in […]

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Climate change: Govt committed to play its part: PM aide

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ISLAMABAD: Giving an insight into ‘Clean Green Pakistan’ initiative, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam has said that present government is committed to playing its part in combating this challenge. In this regard, the government has already taken concrete steps including planting trees, banning brick kiln operations, shifting brick kiln […]

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Plastic pollution and Naya Pakistan

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There are things that can be done, and must be done without wasting any time. The politics, policy of change and its mechanics are neither difficult to comprehend, nor require much of the resources in many areas of national life. Some of the most critical resources required for change are intellectuals, ideas, political will, direction […]

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