According to the Ministry of Climate Change Secretary Syed Abu Ahmad Akif, Pakistan is ranked at 7th in the list of ‘most climate change vulnerable country in the world.’
“We have very little media attention in this regard,” he said while handing over AGAHI award to an environmental journalist from Lahore to Syed Muhammad Abubakar, who clinched his third AGAHI award for his contribution in highlighting environment related issues through media.
He said that the environment change issue is as important as politics, terrorism or law and it is vital that the media propagates it.
Commenting on Abubakar’s achievement, he said, “I am pleased to know that he has won three AGAHI Awards by writing in the SDGs, Water Diplomacy and Disasters and Catastrophe categories. His stories shed light on the important environmental issues Pakistan faces and the solutions that lie within. In fact, it is the success of environmental journalism, which is strengthening its presence in Pakistan.”
Syed Muhammad Abubakar regularly contributes stories on climate change, global warming, deforestation, water and food security, sustainable development, pollution, urban resilience and biodiversity conservation in Pakistan’s leading dailies.
Last year, he won the SEC-Toyota Young Environmental Journalist of the Year 2015 award at the Asian Environment Journalism Awards (AEJA), hosted by Singapore Environment Council.
Source: Daily Times
December 27, 2016