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Efforts urged to end unchecked deforestation

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PESHAWAR: Speakers at a workshop on Monday called for putting an end to merciless felling of trees and underscored the need for growing more saplings to counter the impacts of global warming. The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organised the day-long session to highlight the issue […]

Environmentalists oppose deforestation

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LAHORE – Environmentalists have shown concern over issuance of an ordinance empowering the Punjab government to use reserved forest lands for purposes other than afforestation. Through an amendment in Forest Act 1927 which has been made by an Ordinance, the provincial government has been authorised to declare reserved forest lands for ‘national projects of strategic […]

Tackling climate change: ‘No clear direction on increasing forest cover’

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ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians expressed serious reservations on Friday over the performance of the Ministry of Climate Change (MOCC). Members of National Assembly Standing Committee on Climate Change said Pakistan’s vulnerability to the challenge was increasing with deforestation. They said the ground reality contrasted with the rosy picture painted by ministry officials. MNA Mussarat Ahmadzeb said the […]

National Forest Policy on the cards

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ISLAMABAD – The Ministry of Climate Change has drafted National Forest Policy (NFP) and further process of consultation on it was in its final stage, a senior official at the Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) said on Sunday. Talking to APP, the official said that the Federal government has finalised the draft of the National […]

Climate changes hit honey production

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ISLAMABAD: Environ-mental and beekeeping experts have termed rising temperature and unseasonal rains as the major causes of destruction of honeybees and reduction in honey production. The Pallas valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Kohistan district is home to the bees. The honey harvested by the locals provides livelihood for the community but over the past few years […]

Climate change: A case of forgotten priorities

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Whether the Paris’ Climate Conference delivers or not, the more pressing and immediate task for Pakistan is to set its priorities right. Survivability and security of a country and its people against all sorts of existential threats, usually features at the top in the security calculus of any state. However looking at these threats only […]

Roots school organises ‘Environment Expo 2013’

Students create projects that portray environmental issues Prizes given to students dressed in recycled material clothes Diplomats and government officials attend expo ISLAMABAD: The Roots School System DHA1 Flagship Campus, Islamabad in collaboration with Roots School System Harley Street Region, Civil Lines Region and Roots Ivy International Schools organised ‘Roots Environment Expo 2013’ at the […]

Deforestation in Indus eco-region lamented

By: Shahid Husain Karachi: The first phase of the 50-year Indus for All Programme – a joint venture of WWF-Pakistan and the government of Sindh – has concluded. It had started in July 2006. Speaking at an event organised at a hotel to celebrate the occasion, Rab Nawaz, the Indus for All Programme’s team leader, […]