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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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Pakistan to participate in UN Environment Assembly

Pakistan to participate in UN Environment Assembly meeting which will be held in Nairobi, Kenya in December. The invitation in this regard was given by Regional Director Asia and the Pacific office United Nations Environment Dechen Tsering during a meeting with Minister for Climate Change Mushahidullah Khan, said a press …

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Preserve environment to mitigate climate change

While improving facilities it is essential to protect, preserve natural environment in major cities, towns and at picturesque areas for our own people and to promote both local and foreign tourism, yet it is unfortunate that federal and provisional governments in addition to highly influential land mafias in the country …

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More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study

Planting more trees, farming more sustainably and conserving wetlands could significantly slash the amount of carbon emissions that humanity spews into the atmosphere through fossil fuel use, researchers said Monday. Better land use could reduce carbon dioxide 37 percent, enough to hold global warming below two degrees Celsius by 2030, …

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Crop insurance a hope for small landholders

Almost 61% of people in Pakistan live in rural areas even without having adequate landholdings and sufficient financial resources for agriculture to earn their livelihood. With low level of income, they are plunging into abject poverty. Challenges such as uncertain weather conditions (floods and droughts), leading to crop failure or …

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‘Plan B´: Seven ways to engineer the climate

Dismissed a decade ago as far-fetched and dangerous, schemes to tame global warming by engineering the climate have migrated from the margins of policy debate towards centre stage. “Plan A” remains tackling the problem at its source. But efforts to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions have fallen woefully short and …

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Heatwave in October?

We are told that Karachi is likely to experience a five-day heatwave from this week. According to the Pakistan Meteorological department, due to low pressure in the Arabian Sea off the Indian coast, the sea breeze along the Pakistani coastline will lessen. In such conditions, temperatures in the country’s coastal …

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Pakistan continues to experience dry spell

Pakistan continues to feel the brunt of climate change as the country received no rain for the last one month except for a few showers in northern areas, while an unusual rise has been witnessed in the temperatures during daytime in major parts of the country since September. Talking to The …

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