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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 »

5th Pakistan Mountain Festival to begin on December 6

5th Pakistan Mountain Festival to begin on December 6

Islamabad – The week-long 5th Pakistan Mountain Festival (PMF) will take off with the rock wall climbing in the Margallah Hills and artificial wall at the Ibex Club Rawal Lake Park on December 6 and will continue till Dec. 13. Describing the schedule of events, Munir Ahmed, PMF Festival Director and Director Devcom-Pakistan said, the mountain paintings exhibition is scheduled on Tuesday December 8, ... Read More »

Beijing hits highest air pollution alert of 2015

Beijing hits highest air pollution alert of 2015

Beijing’s residents have been advised to stay indoors after air pollution in the Chinese capital reached hazardous levels. BEIJING (China) – Last night, Beijing’s pollution level was taken up a notch to “orange,” from the original “yellow” classification by the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau, according to Travel China. This is the second-highest air pollution warning level, with “red” coming next. Air pollution ... Read More »

World leaders due in Paris for COP21 Climate Change Summit

World leaders due in Paris for COP21 Climate Change Summit

PARIS (France) – Around 150 world leaders are expected to descend on Paris for the U.N. climate change summit that starts Monday in the French capital with the aim of reaching a landmark global deal on limiting greenhouse gas emissions. The leaders of the United States, China and India — the world’s top three carbon-emitting countries — are among those scheduled to ... Read More »

Study on delta ecosystem in Indus River launched

Study on delta ecosystem in Indus River launched

Environmental flows are designed to maintain at least some natural flow variability along river’s length ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – A latest study has highlighted that main threats to the Indus Delta include reduced freshwater flow, construction of dams and various canals, encroachments, clearing mangroves for agriculture, habitat destruction and pollution. The report titled ‘Indus River: Review of Environmental Flows to Maintain ... Read More »

Heavy snowfall covers Midwestern US, flights cancelled

Snowfall covers Midwestern US

A heavy fall snowstorm hit the Midwestern United States on Saturday, blanketing states from South Dakota to Wisconsin with as much as 16 inches (40 cm) of snow, slowing air travel and delaying some events for U.S. presidential candidates. The number of canceled flights at Chicago’s two airports has dropped as a slow-moving storm system that dumped snow has moved ... Read More »

Antarctica may be gaining Ice but Global Warming isn’t over

Antarctica may be gaining but Global Warming isn't over

A new study by NASA published in the Journal of Glaciology says that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers. The study by a team led by NASA researcher Jay Zwally produces a surprising and controversial new estimate of large mass gains in ... Read More »

Nepal’s climate smart villages offer solution to Pakistan’s water scarcity challenges

Geeta Kuikel and her husband standing near their plastic pond, commonly used for water conservation in Nepal's villages. Photo: Sana Jamal

Rural Nepali people, who are investing in and implementing climate-smart practices, offer examples for Asian countries to learn and engage in climate-smart activities By Sana Jamal KATHMANDU, Nepal – “It was after getting this plastic pond that we were able to have enough water for irrigation and to feed our animals. But we still are looking for some longtime solution for drinking ... Read More »

Pakistani youth discuss climate change at UN forum

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ISLAMABAD – On the occasion of the United Nations 70th anniversary, the United Nations System in Pakistan on Thursday conducted a workshop called United4Climate: Pakistani Youth for Climate Change at the UNIC, Islamabad. This interactive forum provided a platform to promote and to enhance outreach to the Pakistani youth by involving them on the very current and relevant theme of ... Read More »

Sweden set to become world’s first fossil fuel-free country

Sweden set to become world's first fossil fuel-free country

“Sweden will become one of the first fossil-free welfare states in the world,” Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven announced in a speech to the UN General Assembly. “When European regulations do not go far enough Sweden will lead the way” he stated. The Nordic countries already lead the world in renewable energy, with Sweden generating around two-thirds of its ... Read More »

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