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World leaders in Paris seek cash for climate crunch

Paris Agreement took more than two decades to negotiate, seeks to limit average global warming to under two degrees Celsius World leaders met in Paris seeking to unlock more money to drive the global economy’s shift to green energy, exactly two years after signing a global pact to avert worst-case-scenario global warming. Two years to the day since 195 nations ... Read More »

Bali volcano forces 100000 to evacuate, all flights disrupted

Indonesian authorities are expected to keep Bali’s Denpasar airport closed for another 24 hours Indonesian authorities have raised the threat alert for Mt Agung to its highest level, as fears of an imminent eruption from the Bali volcano led to the closure of the island’s busy airport and the evacuation of people within 10km of the mountain. At least 445 ... Read More »

Smog engulfs Lahore, residents complain of health issues

Lahore is now considered amongst the most polluted cities in Asia For last few years, Lahore has been badly hit by toxic smog, the dense layers of smog has covered the city in smoke and surrounded by a toxic cloud of chemicals. The dense blanket of smog made the citizens of Lahore suffer with eye irritation and respiratory problems all over ... Read More »

Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

Pollution causing more deaths worldwide than war or smoking The toxic effects of pollution are seen across the planet, Pollution globally killing up around nine-million people every single year. It also costing some $4.6 trillion in annual losses or about 6.2 percent of the global economy which is more than cost by all war and violence in the world. According ... Read More »

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 »

Germany reiterates initiative on Disaster Risk Reduction in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (PPA) – German government has stepped up its supports and initiatives which can help in reducing the risks to natural disasters in Pakistan to overcome the serious challenges such as rapid population growth, high levels of rural-urban migration and diminishing natural resources. Today (13 October) which is marked as the International Day for Disaster Reduction, Germany reaffirmed its commitment ... Read More »

Pakistan needs $40 billion to counter climate change threats

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 »

Experts gather at ICIMOD to address human mobility challenges in South Asia

Experts gather at ICIMOD to address human mobility challenges in South Asia

Experts from Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar urge to integrate human mobility in national policies on climate change In 2016, natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes forced more than 24 million people globally to leave their homes. This level of disaster displacement and environmental migration poses significant regional challenges in the 21st century. To discuss and address these ... Read More »

Hurricane Irma: 160mph superstorm winds and heavy rain hit Florida

Around 5.6 million people have been told to leave as the storm approaches Superstorm wind and heavy rain from Hurricane Irma’s outer bands began lashing Florida’s southern tip Saturday morning. Irma hit the Sabana-Camaguey Archipelago late on Friday, threatening nearby coastal towns and villages. According to Govt Rick Scott, in Florida around 5.6 million people, or 25% of the US ... 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 »

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