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Pakistan becomes world’s 5th country to adopt climate change legislation

Pakistan becomes world's 5th country to adopt climate change legislation

Climate Change Bill will strengthen the ability to mitigate the impact of climate change on various socioeconomic sectors. Pakistan Senate has passed Climate Change Act, paving the way for Pakistan to strengthen its ability to mitigate the impact of climate change on various socioeconomic sectors, particularly agriculture, water and health. The legislation was passed to meet the country’s obligations under ... Read More »

Avalanches kill more than 100 in Pakistan and Afghanistan, bury entire villages

Avalanches kill more than 100 in Pakistan and Afghanistan, bury entire villages

Heavy snow and avalanches have killed more than 106 people and injured dozens in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Multiple avlanches have claimed around 100 lives in Pakistan and Northern part of Afghanistan. Authorities have warned local residents of more avalanches likely to come as abnormally heavy snowfall continues. In the deadliest incident, 53 people died in one village after an avalanche ... Read More »

Experts call for modern techniques to enhance Agri-production in Pakistan

Experts call for modern techniques to enhance Agri-production in Pakistan

“We need to change the cropping pattern for evolving new cropping zones in the country, according to climate and weather of the different regions of the country”, stressed Dr. Inam Ullah ISLAMABAD – Agriculture and environment experts have stressed the need for preemptive measures to adopt modern research and development methodology in order to enhance production of major crops for ... Read More »

Pakistan to set up world's largest 1000 MW Solar Park

Pakistan to set up world's largest 1000 MW solar park

The solar park would have capacity of 5.2 million PV cells producing as much as 1,000MW of electricity, enough to power about 320,000 households Pakistan plans to set up the world’s largest solar park 1,000 Megawatt, as part of its plans encourage renewable energy resources, said Pakistan Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid. “Pakistan has also enacted the National Energy ... Read More »

Two-thirds of wildlife may be gone by 2020: WWF

Two-thirds of wildlife may be gone by 2020: WWF

Wildlife populations have dropped by almost 60% in 40 years, WWF warns The latest report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Zoological Society of London said that the global wildlife population declined by nearly 60 percent over the past four decades, largely because of human activity. The five main drivers of wildlife decline are habitat loss, overconsumption, pollution, invasive ... Read More »

Climate is changing – Food and Agriculture must too

Climate is changing - Food and Agriculture must too

World Food Day highlights that climate is changing and that food and agriculture must too To mark the World Food Day 2016, a ceremony was held at the National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC) in Islamabad. The theme for World Food Day this year is “Climate is changing. Food and Agriculture must too.” “We need to mitigate the damage we are doing to ... Read More »

Norway is the first country in the world to ban deforestation

Norway is the first country in the world to ban deforestation

Norway announced a zero deforestation policy in its procurement of goods, two years after making a pledge with Germany and Britain to ‘promote national commitments that encourage deforestation free supply chains.’ Norway has declared a complete ban on deforestation, and has become the first nation to commit to a zero deforestation policy. The announcement comes two years after Norway issued ... Read More »

Bleaching kills 35 per cent of corals in Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Bleaching Has Killed 35% Of Corals In Central, Northern Regions

This year is the third time in 18 years that the Great Barrier Reef has experienced mass bleaching due to global warming SYDNEY (Australia) – Mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, though corals to the south have escaped with little damage, scientists have said. ... Read More »

Humanitarian Response Facility in Sukkur to improve disaster preparedness

Humanitarian Response Facility in Sukkur to improve disaster preparedness

SUKKUR (Pakistan) – Pakistan’s sixth Humanitarian Response Facility (HRF) was inaugurated in Sukkur to improve country’s disaster preparedness levels. The new facility will assist disaster management authorities in Pakistan to respond efficiently to natural calamities and emergencies. Pakistan has become increasingly volatile causing unpredictable weather patterns and global warming, making the country prone to progressively intense natural disasters such as ... Read More »

Over 80,000 people to benefit from Angarghoon clean drinking water supply in Chitral

Over 80,000 people to benefit from Angarghoon clean drinking water in Chitral

Rehabilitation of Angarghoon drinking water supply inaugurated in Chitral will benefit over 80,000 people ISLAMABAD – After restoration, the new safe drinking water supply will benefit over 80,000 people in Chitral Town and the neighbouring villages. Rehabilitation of the Angarghoon drinking water supply – the largest and the only source for safe drinking water in the area –  was inaugurated in Chitral today ... Read More »

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