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More water reservoirs needed to bring green revolution

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ISLAMABAD: More water reservoirs are needed to bring green revolution in the country especially when the phenomena of climate change is gradually affecting the overall environment of Pakistan ranging from weather to irrigation as well as every day human life. The only way forward to thwart looming water scarcity in the country can be carved […]

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Experts find link between climate change and respiratory diseases

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ISLAMABAD: A medical expert on Saturday emphasised on the need to hammer out a national climate change awareness plan to boost Pakistan’s response to climate risks and build up climate resilience through adaptation measures in various socio-economic sectors, particularly water, energy and food. Senior Physician Dr Qayumm Raza said climatic change is greatly associated with respiratory […]

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Pakistan 8th most affected country from climate change: Adviser

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ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam on Thursday said that Pakistan has spent four billion dollars for climate change and it was identified as the eighth most affected climate change country. Addressing a Press conference, the Adviser informed that the international reports released at the 24th Conference of Parties (COP-24) […]

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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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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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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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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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All out efforts being made to make ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ drive successful: Zartaj Gul

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RAWALPINDI: State Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul Monday said all out efforts are being made to make the Clean and Green Pakistan drive successful. Addressing the traders community here at Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI), she said pollution is one of the main issues that PTI government aims at tackling through initiatives […]

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200,000 mangroves planted

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As part of a “Rung Do Pakistan” campaign, the WWF-Pakistan and Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) completed their mangrove plantation drive in which 200,000 saplings of three species of mangroves — Ceriops tagal, Rhizophora mucronata and Avicennia marina — were planted in Sonmiani, Lasbela district, Balochistan. Sonmiani’s local community contributed to this drive by establishing […]

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Sharmeen launches 3rd part of climate change animated series

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KARACHI – SOC Films, helmed by the two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, launched the third part from Pakistan’s first climate change animated series. The third part explores climate change with a specific focus on biodiversity. The Deosai Plains are considered one of the last frontiers of natural habitat for the Himalayan Brown Bear that […]

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Plans to cut pollen producing trees in the capital

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ISLAMABAD: With residents of the federal capital facing record concentrations of pollen earlier this year, the civic agency has devised a plan to get rid of trees which are majorly responsible for the spread of pollen allergy in the capital. This was disclosed in a plan submitted to the Supreme Court (SC) by the Capital Development […]

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Steel units in capital contributing to air pollution

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ISLAMABAD:The federal government has admitted that industrial units in the federal capital, especially steel manufacturers, are a major source of pollution. Without them, the city could be considered as one of the most beautiful federal capitals in the world. This was disclosed by the Ministry of Climate Change in a written response submitted to a […]

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Heatwaves imminent if tree cover not increased

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KARACHI:Heatwaves in the port city, similar to the one in 2015, are expected to become a common occurrence in the future, warns a new report by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to be released today (Monday). According to the IPCC’s report, global warming of 1.5ºC-2°C is going to worsen the situation in the city […]

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