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Pakistan launches landmark ‘Climate Change financing framework’

Minister for Climate Change Mushahid Ullah Khan and UNDP Representative Neil Buhne with other speakers on the launch of Financing framework report in Islamabad. Photo by UNDP Pakistan

Pakistan launches Climate Change Financing Framework to mainstream climate change into planning and budget systems Pakistan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) unveiled a ‘Climate Change Financing Framework’ (CCFF) on Monday to combat climate change. This landmark initiative will make Pakistan’s existing climate change policy more effective, prove its future climate action and help access global climate funds. It ... Read More »

Pakistan needs $40 billion to counter climate change threats

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Pakistan need access to global funds to cope with climate change Pakistan will need approximately $40 billion in funds to achieve the desired level of greenhouse gas emissions during the next one and half decade and counter climate change threats, according to Asian Development Bank (ADB). Pakistan’s Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan said: “Pakistan is bearing the brunt ... Read More »

Tackling climate change and improving livelihoods through Chilgoza pine in Pakistan

Chilgoza pine in Pakistan

Reversing deforestation and forest degradation in high conservation value Chilgoza Pine in Pakistan ISLAMABAD – A new project called “Reversing deforestation and forest degradation in high conservation value Chilgoza Pine in Pakistan” has been launched to improve environment, enhance resilience and livelihoods in Pakistan over the next 5 years. The project has been launched by Food and Agriculture Organization of the ... Read More »

Monsoon floods kill more than 1200 in India, Bangladesh and Nepal

Monsoon floods kill more than 1200 in India, Bangladesh and Nepal

Floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal kill 1,200 and leave millions homeless The heavy rains and strong winds have killed more than 1,200 people in India, Bangladesh and Nepal while the death toll could rise. The devastating floods have hit South Asia in one of the worst flooding disasters to have affected the region in years. International aid agencies said ... Read More »

Monsoon rains paralyze Mumbai as India hit by heaviest rains

Monsoon rains paralyze Mumbai as India hit by heaviest rains

Five people have died while many are still missing in Mumbai The heavy rains and winds of ongoing monsoon drift have paralysed India’s financial capital Mumbai for two consecutive days. According to Indian media, Mumbai has been completely lashed once again after receiving 298 mm of rain within a nine-hour period. As per official reports, five people have died in ... Read More »

KP province achieves Bonn challenge commitment by planting 1 billion Trees

KP province achieves Bonn challenge commitment by planting 1 billion Trees

Billion Tree Project has also restored 350,000 hectares of forests Pakistan’s north-western province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has successfully planted 1 billion trees and in fact surpassed the estimated target of Billion Tree Tsunami Afforestation Project. Pakistani cricketer turned politician Imran Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf party launched the green mission initiative in June 2015 to plant billion new trees in the area and fight ... Read More »

Heavy rain lashes different regions of Pakistan

Heavy rain lashes different regions of Pakistan

Pakistan Met Office predicts widespread rains with isolated heavy falls till Thursday Heavy rainfall with gusty winds was reported on Wednesday in different parts of the country including Islamabad, Upper Punjab, Lower Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Eastern Baluchistan and Kashmir. The Pakistan Meteorological Department has forecasted a heavy downpour in these areas till Thursday, 29 June 2017. The Meteorological Department further ... Read More »

Pakistan’s hottest day recorded in Turbat, Baluchistan

Pakistan’s hottest day recorded in Turbat, Baluchistan

PMD predicted such heat wave in Sindh, southern Punjab and KP in coming days Global warming has brought scorching temperatures around the world. The resulting extreme weather causes highest recorded temperatures in the ongoing summer in Pakistan. Yesterday, 28th May 2017, the citizens of Turbat had to face highest ever recorded temperature in Pakistan as the mercury shot up to ... Read More »

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