Agriculture sector must be resilient to extreme climate change

The Global Climate Risk Index 2014 has ranked Pakistan among the three most affected countries worldwide for three consecutive years by climate-related catastrophes. Pakistan which suffered severe flooding in 2010 and 2011 was struck again by a rough monsoon season, killing over 650 people. Ranked third among 10 most-affected countries, losses to Pakistan were 9.53 per cent of per unit GDP, while absolute financial losses were $6087.82 million, while deaths per 100,000 inhabitants were 0

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Climate change resilient policy adaptation stressed at workshop

STAFF REPORT LHR: The climate change is one of top rated challenges of Pakistan and awareness to communities must be disseminated at optimum level to make a resilient strategy to combat this copious challenge. A workshop in the wake of Climate Change adaptation policies was recently organized by Individualland in which experts, environmental scientists, researchers, and stakeholders participated in large number. The purpose of the workshop was to identify the available options and

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Climate change resilient policies can shield from environmental challenges


THE UNCERTAIN variability in climate due to human intervention in nature has aggravated serious challenges to nations across the globe concerning multifaceted domains of water and food security, biodiversity, human health, natural disasters including increased flooding etc. The climate change is a global concern and the relevant bodies must convolve for integrated efforts in order to mollify the effect of noxious climate change phenomenon by impacting on governmental

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Carbon emission resilient policies mandatory for environmental conservation

STAFF REPORT ISB:A session on climate change titled as United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Kyoto Protocol and Beyond’ was jointly organized by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) and Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS). The event was aimed to address various grave aspects of climate change in context of science diplomacy.

CIIT Climate Change Ambassador, Dr Athar Hussain apprised that Pakistan adds less than one percent in the overall global

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Sustained, resilient world needed in climate change scenario

SIDRA SAIF ISB: Prof. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Vice-Chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has said that climate change affects livelihood, water resources, food security besides causing poverty, migration and coastal flooding.

"Change in climate can be observed through the warming of hot days and heat waves, and intensity of the precipitation. A small amount of warming is observed, however, its impacts are immense, which shows that if warming increases,

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IPCC Vice-Chairman urges sustainable, resilient world in climate change scenario

Staff Report ISD: Prof. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, the Vice-Chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has saidthat climate change affects livelihood, water resources, food security besides causing poverty,migration and coastal flooding.

He was delivering a special lecture on Challenges and Opportunities of Climate Change’, here under the auspices of Sustainable development Policy Institute and Embassy of the Belgium on Friday at Marriott hotel, Islamabad. As many as

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Climate-resilient urban development key to sustainability of life on earth, Mushahid Ullah Khan

Staff Report ISD: Ms. Bella Evidente, UN-Habitat Country Head in Pakistan, briefed the Mushahid Ullah Khan, Federal Minister for Climate Change about a range of climate change, sustainable urban, housing, sustainable land use planning and water and sanitation related activities and programmes initiated in the country. In this meeting she informed the minister about partnership program launched in the country.

The UN-Habitat country head said the minister that now the organization is

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Dem and rising for making cities climate-resilient for economic boost

STAFF REPORT IBD: There is an increasing demand and stress from the stakeholders to develop viable plans for making towns and cities well-planned so as to make them sustainable engines of economic growth while ensuring natural environs and resources remain intact.Urban planners, environmentalists and development experts pointed out this while addressing to members of different civil society organisations including officials of different government departments and ministries here on the occasion

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Meeting stresses making cities climate-resilient

STAFF REPORT IBD: A high-level meeting recently held in the federal capital has taken took serious notice of the cleanliness, garbage misstatement, increasing pollution, violation of building codes, poor or inadequate availability of safe water and sanitation issues in the capital city.The meeting focused on the second Progress Review on Implementation of Climate Change Policy and Making Capital City A Model City’ held at the Climate Change Ministry under the chair of Federal Climate Change

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