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Pakistan to emphasise protection of snow leopards: Mushahidullah

Federal Minister for Climate Change Mushahidullah Khan has said that Pakistan, at the Bishkek Summit, will highlight establishment of a permanent set-up for protecting snow leopards in Pakistan. The minister was talking to Regional Director of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Aban Marker Kabraji, who called on him …

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Climate catastrophe

ACCORDING to the annual State of the Climate report, 2016 set the grimmest records for climate change as a series of earth-shattering events in slow motion got under way. The year saw the highest air and sea surface temperatures since the industrial age began, as well as the highest concentrations …

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Climate change affecting desert ecosystem, livestock: experts

Climate change and conservation experts said on Sunday that climate change has adversely affected the desert ecosystem in Pakistan, and harsh weather conditions are making lives of the desert people and livestock more difficult. Talking to APP, the experts said that climate change was affecting Thar and the Cholistan deserts …

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Climate change & monsoon trends

CLIMATE Change is an inevitable phenomenon which has lasting effects on the survival of mankind. Despite Pakistan’s vulnerability to Climate Change, it has been given less priority by the government due to other national issues of high concern. The climate change in Pakistan has resulted in extreme weather conditions, torrential …

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‘Pakistan most vulnerable to climate change risk’

Pakistan is ranked the 8th most vulnerable country in the world to the risks and associated costs of climate change, yet the issue receives relatively little attention in the national media. Moreover, climate change tends to be reported as a standalone issue, often overlooking its impact on agriculture (23% of …

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Country can earn billions by saving forests

Pakistan has lost a considerable chunk of its forests during last couple of decades due to illegal and ruthless tree cutting, ill-planned development as well as expansion of farmland, fuel in far flung areas and for the impacts of climate change. Thus, the country has not only lost its forest …

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Pakistan among the top 10 countries most affected by climate change

A business-as-usual approach to climate change will be “disastrous” for Asian countries including Pakistan, undoing much of the phenomenal economic growth that has helped it make vast inroads against poverty, the Asian Development Bank said in a report released Friday. A continued reliance on fossil fuels will see the world´s …

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Pakistan to set up climate centre in Saudi Arabia

Pakistan is all set to send its two climate change experts to Saudi Arabia to help it establish a climate change centre and numerical model of predictions of severe weather. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoyed exemplary working relationships in the field of weather and climate. A lot of manpower has …

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