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Climate Change Portal launched by LEAD Pakistan

Climate Change Portal launched by LEAD Pakistan

A new Climate Change Portal has been launched to enhance awareness on climate change issues in Pakistan. The Climate Change Portal Pakistan will help researchers engage in meaningful research on climate change issues in Pakistan. The portal aims to raise Climate Change awareness on various themes by publishing materials authored by Pakistani and non-Pakistani researchers/writers. According to LEAD Pakistan Climate Change Coordinator ... Read More »

Heavy rain disrupts life in Dubai, Abu Dhabi

Heavy rain disrupts life in Dubai, Abu Dhabi

Flight were cancelled, private and public schools will be shut tomorrow across the Emirates DUBAI (United Arab Emirates) – Showers lashed various parts of the country on Tuesday morning. The emirate of Abu Dhabi witnessed heavy rain from 12 to 1 pm. The rain was accompanied by the blowing of strong winds, which dimmed visibility. Water poured through ceilings and ... Read More »

Knowledge sharing and collaboration key to address Climate Change

Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman, Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan addresses at the inaugural session of the international conference on Climate and Environmental Change Impacts on the Indus Basin Waters. Photo: CIMOD

Experts at an international conference call for better coordination and cooperation between scientists, government authorities, and development partners to address emerging challenges in the Indus River basin KATHMANDU (Nepal) – Greater collaboration is needed between various stakeholders to understand and mitigate the impacts of climate change in the Indus Basin which is the most glacier and snowmelt-dependent basin in the ... Read More »

Biting cold weather and dense fog disrupts life in Pakistan

Biting cold weather and dense fog disrupts life

Severe cold and dense fog blankets Islamabad, Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sahiwal and other plain areas ISLAMABAD – Dense fog disrupted life in several cities, including Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Multan, and Muzzafargarh and other parts of the country. Due to severe cold and dense fog blanket over the province especially in Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sahiwal and other plain areas, people’s normal ... Read More »

US East Coast struggles to return to normal after epic blizzard kills 25

A woman walks along a street in Philadelphia that is lined on both sides by vehicles encrusted in thick layers of snow Saturday after a blizzard, with hurricane-force winds, brought much of the US East Coast to a standstill, dumping as much as three feet of snow, and stranding tens of thousands of travelers. (AP)

Killer US storm: 25 dead, 12,000 flights axed, 40 inches of snow New York/Washington — Deadly storm Jonas killed at least 25 people and caused untold carnage, blanketing America in 40 inches of snow and leaving hundreds of thousands stranded without power. The blizzard that has paralyzed much of the US East Coast intensified on Saturday, bringing Washington to a standstill ... Read More »

Heavy air pollution closes schools in Tehran

Heavy air pollution closes schools in Tehran

Air pollution in the Iranian capital, Tehran, has reached an alarming level Tehran (IRAN) – Schools across Tehran closed on Sunday and Monday and residents have been warned to stay at home as thick smog of pollution hangs in the air, officials said on Saturday. Esfandyar Chaharband said the decision has been made due to the severe air pollution and ... Read More »

World leaders sign Paris Climate Agreement to end fossil fuels

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius (C), President-designate of COP21 and Christiana Figueres (L), Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, hold hands as they react during the final plenary session at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 12, 2015. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Agreement will be legally binding and aims to keep global warming ‘well below’ 2 degrees PARIS (France) –  Some two hundred leading nations unanimously embraced a plan that will leave most of the world’s fossil fuels unburned. It is the first time world leaders have adopted a global pact to fight climate change by reducing emissions. Countries will have to publish greenhouse ... Read More »

Youth explore climate change issues through Arts

Student taking selfies with their artworks on Climate Change at at 5th Pakistan Mountain Festival in Islamabad

5th Pakistan Mountain Festival begins in Islamabad Islamabad – An exhibition of as many as 135 oil-on-canvas paintings by the youth from local colleges and universities explore climate change through the arts to create a platform for education and dialogue. The exhibition opened on Tuesday December 8 at the Ibex Club, Lake View Park. A large number of students, environmentalists, art lovers and ... Read More »

Community resilience significant to cope with climate change impact

Fields in the Shigar Valley, Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan. Photo: Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Experts at Climate Change Adaptation seminar urge Government to introduce Climate Smart solutions and facilitate vulnerable communities in disaster risk reduction and adaptation ISLAMABAD – Recurrent floods caused by increased rainfall or GLOF (glacial lake outburst flood) in the Upper Indus Basin (Northern Pakistan) have severely impacted lives and infrastructure of vulnerable communities in recent years. The urgent situation calls for swift ... Read More »

Google-FAO partnership to make remote sensing data efficient and accessible

Google-FAO partnership to make remote sensing data efficient and accessible

Partnership enhances ability to assess changing forest and to estimate greenhouse gas emissions PARIS (France) – Google Maps and FAO have agreed to work closely together to make geospatial tracking and mapping products more accessible, providing a high-technology assist to countries tackling climate change and much greater capacity to experts developing forest and land-use policies. Digital technology tapping into satellite ... Read More »

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