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Climate study points to disasters in Malakand, Hazara

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PESHAWAR: At least 11 districts in Malakand and Hazara divisions, which have faced devastation amid climactic shifts over the last decade, are in danger of falling prey to this phenomenon once again. Experts believe if proper methods of risk reduction, mitigation and adaptation are not implemented, these natural hazards will turn into catastrophic disasters. These […]

Climate change to force 100m more to extreme poverty: WB

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WASHINGTON: Climate change could force an additional 100 million people around the world to live in extreme poverty by 2030, warns a new World Bank report. In Pakistan, climate change can reduce the income of the bottom 40 per cent by more than 8 per cent, the report warns. It shows how this change makes […]

Climate change lessons take to the stage in rural Sindh

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BADIN: Mir Muhammad’s family had reason to celebrate: after the harvest of their rice crop, they were planning to throw a wedding. But then flash floods hit their three-hectare farm, washing away the family’s sole source of income and their dreams of the big day. This was the scene played out on the makeshift stage […]

Environment protection: ‘Pakistan highly vulnerable to climate change’

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LAHORE: “Pakistan is grappling with a number of environmental issues such as floods, glacial lake outburst floods, tropical cyclones, heat waves, shifting rainfall and river flow patterns, declining groundwater levels, droughts, expanding desertification, aridity and sea-level rise,” WWF-Pakistan Senior Director Ejaz Ahmad said on Monday. He was addressing a press conference that the WWF-Pakistan and […]

Melting of glaciers can lead to floods

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Islamabad: The experts have said that if melting of glaciers in the country’s north, which are vital to sustainability of country’s agro-based economy, picked up the pace then flow in rivers would swell and could lead to devastating floods in the coming years. They urged the provincial governments to increase budgetary allocations to strengthen irrigation […]

Siemens contributes to women handicraft centre

KARACHI: Siemens Pakistan wrapped up its relief efforts for the 2010 and 2011 floods by donating Rs0.4 million towards a women handicraft centre in District Sujawal, bringing the company’s total flood relief efforts for Pakistan to Rs267.5 million. The donation was handed over by Siemens Pakistan CEO Guenter Zwickl to Commander Jaffar of the Pakistan […]

Bracing for climate change

ISLAMABAD: “Almost 40 per cent glaciers in Afghanistan have been reduced in 40 years, whereas the glaciers supplying water to Ravi, Chenab, Beas and Jhelum Rivers are thinning,” said Dr Chaudary Inayatullah, Climate Change Expert at Save the Children. Dr Chaudhry was speaking at a seminar, ‘Building Resilience in the Indus Basin’, on Tuesday, organised […]