Air pollution in Pakistan causing more than 20,000 premature deaths: report

Air pollution, particularly in large urban centres, damages the population’s health and quality of life World Bank’s recently issued reports say that Pakistan air pollution, particularly in large urban centres is damaging public health and quality of life. According to report statistics, the air population is causing air quality in the country and has been the reason behind 20,000 premature death ... Read More »

Tsunami warning lifted after large earthquake strikes off Alaska

People were alerted by text messages and those in affected areas have been urged to seek high ground A powerful earthquake having magnitude 8.2 struck about 250 kilometres southeast of Chiniak, Alaska, early today. Authorities prompted warnings of a possible tsunami down the west coast of North America. However, the tsunami alerts were cancelled “because additional information and analysis have better defined ... Read More »

Snowfall stuns Sahara Desert, the hottest desert in the world

Ain Sefra is located around 1,000 metres above sea level and surrounded by the Atlas Mountains A snowstorm in the Sahara desert has turned the normally sandy landscape into what looks like arctic tundra after up to 16 inches fell on areas of Algeria. The current temperature of world’s largest hot desert plummeted this week as a freak snowstorm hit the ... Read More »

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 »

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