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Climate change

Dealing with climate change is a global challenge. The rise in temperature is causing great difficulties – floods, heatwave and earthquakes are all caused by climate change. People around the world are witnessing extreme temperatures. If we don’t fix our current ways of living, we could be permanently damaging the …

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Is REDD+ mechanism enough to fight climate change?

REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forest and enhancement of forest carbon stock in developing countries) is considered as an emerging global climate policy instrument for the conservation and sustainability of landscapes. Forests are the world’s largest carbon sinks.  REDD+ …

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Tackle climate change head-on

GERMAN watch, a German think-tank advocating for the prevention of dangerous climate change, has launched its latest Global Climate Risk Index 2018 ranking Pakistan seventh most vulnerable country to climate change. Pakistan is getting recurrently affected from extreme weather events both in the short-term and long-term index. The floods of …

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Daunting environmental challenges

A thick blanket of smog is currently engulfing most of the Punjab province in Pakistan. This persistent smog has significantly reduced the visibility which is now badly affecting the road and air communication systems in the province. So far, dozens of people have died in a number of smog-related road …

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Shortfall in climate action is ‘catastrophic’: UN

There is a “catastrophic” gap between national pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the actions needed to cap global warming below two degrees Celsius, the UN’s environment chief warned Tuesday, days ahead of global climate talks in Bonn. Even if fulfilled, these pledges – inscribed along with the 2 C …

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Senate panel wants better parameters for replacing trees

A panel of parliamentarians called for developing a set of parameters to check the type, life and carbon stored in trees which are expected to be felled to make way for any development project. The Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change met at Parliament House with Senator Mir Yousaf Badini …

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Minister asks global community to agree on plan to address climate change

Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan on Sunday urged global leaders who are meeting next month in Bonn, Germany for the annual UN climate change conference, to agree on a sustainable plan for the mobilisation of financial, information and technological resources to protect the world, especially developing countries from …

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