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Food in the time of climate change

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Worldwide, food production is responsible for almost 24 percent (IPCC assessment report 2014) of the anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, surpassing the industrial and transport sector. The world’s population will suffer from the most immediate effects of global warming right at their dinner table. We are already facing the repercussions of climate change. For instance, Pakistan […]

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Felling of trees in full swing across city

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Municipal and other authorities have started cutting fully grown trees at greenbelts and parks in the city in the garb of creating space for plantation drives though the plantation season that usually lasts from July to September is over and the scorching heat of October would not let new saplings thrive. Trees are being felled […]

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KP CM takes note of tree cutting in Kumrat Valley

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PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has ordered an inquiry into merciless cutting of trees in scenic Kumrat Valley in Upper Dir. Presiding over different meetings at Chief Minister’s Secretariat, he said that elements involved in cutting of trees would not escape punishment. “We could not allow anyone to damage the environment. A strict action would […]

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Punjab wildlife dept allows hunting of waterfowls

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LAHORE: The Punjab Wildlife Protection Department has given a limited permission for hunting waterfowls, said Deputy Director Naeem Bhatti. The Punjab government has allowed limited permission for hunting of the birds, he said. According to a circular, permission for hunting of waterfowls has been allowed under the daily limit specified in schedule 1 of the Wildlife […]

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PTCL, WWF join hands to plant 0.2m mangrove seeds in Lasbela

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) in collaboration with the WWF-Pakistan will start a countrywide tree plantation campaign ‘Rung Do’ on Tuesday (today). PTCL and WWF-Pakistan have recently signed an agreement for planting 200,000 mangrove seeds in Balochistan. The seeds will be planted by local community members at Miani Hor, Lasbela district. On the occasion, […]

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Environmentalists criticise govt’s plan to suspend brick kilns in winter

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ISLAMABAD: Environmentalists within the Ministry of Climate Change have criticised the government’s plans to suspend brick kiln operations in Punjab and Islamabad as being a half-hearted effort to tackle smog, which becomes a grave environmental concern in the winter. The ministry and the Punjab government have asked brick kiln owners to suspect activities between Oct […]

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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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Workshop on illegal wildlife trade held

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The wildlife traffickers trick law enforcement agencies by adopting new strategies to smuggle numerous precious species and use of innovative technology at airports and other routes can help curb the crime. Syed Mahmood Nasir, Inspector General Forests at Ministry of Climate Change, said this here on Wednesday, while speaking at a consultative workshop on importance […]

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Punjab’s Climate and Growth Policies: LEAD Pakistan to hold policy dialogue today

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Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Pakistan is organising a policy dialogue in the provincial metropolis on Friday (today), to discuss how best the provincial policies and strategies can serve as vehicles for successful implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the ambitions articulated under the Paris Climate Agreement. The event titled “Towards […]

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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 […]

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No steps taken to end pollution since 2003: SC

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court yesterday sought a comprehensive report from the federation and all the four provincial governments pertaining to the steps taken by them to overcome the environmental pollution emanating from various sources in the country. Appearing before a three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, in a suo-motu action regarding environmental […]

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Ban on New Murree City Project: Supreme Court seeks compliance report from Punjab environment officials

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ISLAMABAD: The country’s top court has sought a reply from the Punjab government on the violation of a six-year-old judgment regarding the protection of the environment in Murree tehsil. A three-member bench — headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali — on Wednesday took up the plea of residents of Murree, seeking directions […]

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Necessary recommendations: EPA asked to set emission limits, monitor airborne pollution

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ISLAMABAD: The concentration of toxic particulates in the federal capital’s ambient air exceed the standard set by the National Environmental Quality Standards (NEQS), says a report. The report, prepared by an independent commission, has recommended the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) to revise quality standards and set emission limit, run an assessment campaign to monitor […]

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Drive against use of plastic bags underway

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FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Waste Management Company (FWMC) has launched an awareness campaign on Wednesday against the use of plastic bags. FWMC Managing Director Aurganzaib Shami kicked off the campaign and distributed flyers and paper bags among shopkeepers at various markets in Aminpur Bazaar, Faisalabad. He said plastic bags not only polluted the environment but were […]

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