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Mitigating vulnerability: Official advocates collective, participatory approach

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ISLAMABAD: A top climate change ministry has stressed the need for increasing forest cover through participatory approach to tackle climate change impacts on vulnerable communities. “Increasing area under forest cover is one effective way to reduce the country’s vulnerability to climate change-induced catastrophes, particularly floods, soil erosion and landslides from heavy rains, droughts, desertification, storm […]

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Knowledge regarding climate change in Pakistan appalling

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LAHORE: Experts, academics, government officials and civil society activists discussed Pakistan’s vulnerability to climate change on the second day of Pakistan sey Paris. The two major areas of concern discussed were the impact of climate change on the agriculture sector and water scarcity. “Earlier, the optimal season for growing wheat used to be October. Now […]

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Pakistan needs to reverse environmental degradation

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KARACHI: The United Nations secretary-general, Ban Ki-Moon, after witnessing the melting Arctic ice in 2009, remarked: “Our foot is stuck on the accelerator and we are heading towards an abyss.” Shedding light on degradation of the environment, a member of NGO Shehri — Citizens for a Better Environment, Roland deSouza, highlighted the statement to emphasise […]

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