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Climate Change

Deputy Resident Representative for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Pakistan, Van Nguyen called on Coordinator to Prime Minister on Climate Change MNA Romina Khurshid Alam.
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Deputy Resident Representative for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Pakistan, Van Nguyen called on Coordinator to Prime Minister on Climate Change MNA Romina Khurshid Alam.

Pakistan Prime Minister aide Romina Khurshid lauds UNDP-Pakistan’s financial, technical support for tackling climate risks Deputy Resident Representative for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Pakistan, Van Nguyen called on Coordinator to Prime Minister on Climate Change MNA Romina Khurshid Alam. During the meeting held here at the M/o Climate Change and Environmental Coordination, both sides discussed at length the matters related to the climate risk mitigation, climate finance for adaptation and mitigation measures, agriculture insurance, urban flood resilience. The senior UNDP-Pakistan official Van Nguyen also briefed the PM’s aide about the Global Shield against Climate Risks initiative, saying the new global funding mechanism aims to close protection gaps in clima...
وزیر اعظم شہباز شریف ملک کو صحرائی خطرے سے بچانے کے لیے پرعزم ہیں، معاون رومینہ خورشید
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وزیر اعظم شہباز شریف ملک کو صحرائی خطرے سے بچانے کے لیے پرعزم ہیں، معاون رومینہ خورشید

پاکستان کے 68 فیصد سے زائد رقبے کو بنجر یا نیم بنجر کے طور پر درجہ بندی کیا گیا، ریگستانی ہونے کا خطرہ. ریگستانی پھیلنے سے پاکستان کی خوراک اور پانی کی سلامتی کو خطرہ ہے وزیر اعظم کی کوآرڈینیٹر برائے موسمیاتی تبدیلی، رومینہ خورشید عالم نے کہا ہے کہ جیسا کہ عالمی برادری 17 جون کو صحرا بندی کا عالمی دن مناتی ہے، پاکستان - جسے پھیلتے ہوئے صحرائی اور بار بار آنے والی لیکن شدید خشک سالی کا سامنا ہے۔ ریگستانی اور زمینی انحطاط کے خلاف جنگ میں ایک اہم موڑ۔ اتوار کو یہاں جاری اپنے پریس بیان میں، وزیر اعظم کے معاون نے کہا کہ اس سال کے عالمی یوم صحرائی 2024 کا تھیم، "بحالی، زمین، آب و ہوا"، موجودہ حکومت کے عزم اور بحالی کے ذریعے صحرا بندی سے لڑنے کے لیے زمینی کوششوں کی گہرائیوں سے گونجتی ہے۔ انحطاط شدہ زمینیں اور ماحولیاتی نظام، آب و ہوا کی لچک کو بڑھانا اور پائیدار ترقی کے اہداف کو حاصل کرنا۔ روم...
Pak-EPA Initiates Comprehensive Study on Air and Water Quality in Islamabad 2024
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Pak-EPA Initiates Comprehensive Study on Air and Water Quality in Islamabad 2024

Air pollution in Islamabad has reached alarming levels, primarily driven by rapid industrialisation and increasing vehicular traffic, which contribute significantly to the concentration of particulate matter in the air. The resultant pollution poses serious health risks, including respiratory illnesses, cardiovascular diseases, and other chronic conditions. Simultaneously, surface water bodies in and around Islamabad are facing contamination from various sources, including industrial discharges, agricultural runoff, and domestic waste, leading to deteriorating water quality that threatens both public health and aquatic life. The Environmental Monitoring Team (EMT) of the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA), under the directions of Ms. Farzana Altaf Shah, Director General of...
Coordination among federal, provincial departments to tackle upcoming summer floods– PM’s Aide Romina Khurshid
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Coordination among federal, provincial departments to tackle upcoming summer floods– PM’s Aide Romina Khurshid

Coordinator to the Prime Minister on Climate Change, MNA Romina Khurshid Alam on Friday urged all the federal and provincial departments to take all-out measures to protect lives, livelihoods of the people from ongoing heatwave spell and possible monsoon floods. She also directed all the provinces including Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit Baltistan (GB) to ensure the maintenance of sufficient stocks of disaster relief items pre-monsoon onset to ensure in time preparedness against above-normal rainfall. The PM's Coordinator was chairing the meeting of the 2nd National Task Force on Global Warming and Heatwaves here on Friday whereas representatives of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Ministry of Science and Technology, Global Change Impact Studies Centre (GCI...
وزیر اعظم کی معاون رومینہ خورشید نے پا کستان میں ماحولیاتی رکاوٹوں کو دور کرنے کیلئے اجتماعی اقدامات پر زور دیا
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وزیر اعظم کی معاون رومینہ خورشید نے پا کستان میں ماحولیاتی رکاوٹوں کو دور کرنے کیلئے اجتماعی اقدامات پر زور دیا

وزیر اعظم کی کوآرڈینیٹر برائے موسمیاتی تبدیلی، ایم این اے رومینہ خورشید عالم نے کو کہا کہ پاکستان جہاں موسمیاتی تبدیلیوں بالخصوص ہیٹ ویوز اور سیلاب کے بڑھتے ہوئے اثرات سے نمٹنے کے لیے جدوجہد کر رہا ہے، موجودہ حکومت ہر طرح کے پالیسی اقدامات کر رہی ہے۔ ان اثرات پر قابو پانے کے لیے جو پہلے ہی اربوں روپے کے ناقابل تلافی معاشی نقصانات کا باعث بن چکے ہیں۔ یہاں نیشنل یونیورسٹی آف ٹیکنالوجی میں اور نیشنل ڈیزاسٹر مینجمنٹ اتھارٹی کے زیر اہتمام ایک قومی سیمینار 'ڈیزاسٹر ریسیلینٹ پاکستان' سے خطاب کرتے ہوئے، وزیر اعظم کی معاون خصوصی نے واضح کیا کہ گزشتہ ایک دہائی میں مجموعی طور پر موسم کے معمولات میں مسلسل رکاوٹوں نے ملک کی زرعی پیداوار کو شدید متاثر کیا ہے۔ قومی خوراک، پانی، توانائی کے تحفظات، لاکھوں لوگوں کی روزی روٹی، بھوک اور غذائیت کی کمی کے مسائل میں اضافے کا خطرہ بڑھتا جا رہا ہے۔ انہوں نے واضح...
Prime Minister of Pakistan aide Romina Khurshid urges collective action for climate-resilient Pakistan
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Prime Minister of Pakistan aide Romina Khurshid urges collective action for climate-resilient Pakistan

Coordinator to the Prime Minister on Climate Change, MNA Romina Khurshid Alam, on Thursday said that while Pakistan is struggling to cope with exacerbating impacts of climate change particularly heatwaves and floods, the present government is taking all-out policy measures to overcome the impacts, which have already caused irrecoverable economic losses worth billions of rupees. While addressing a national seminar ‘Disaster-Resilient Pakistan held here at the National University of Technology and organised by the National Disaster Management Authority, PM’s aide noted that frequent disruptions in normal weather patterns overall last one decade has severely impacted the country’s agricultural productivity, posing risk to national food water, energy securities, livelihoods of millions, dee...
Grand event at UNESCO Headquarters Paris
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Grand event at UNESCO Headquarters Paris

Grand event at UNESCO Headquarters Paris, focusing on climate change and glacial melting co-hosted by Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad & Luc Hardy explorer, environmentalist, filmmaker & entrepreneur. Premier screening of film "Ice Giants: Discovering the Karakorum" followed by a panel discussion with top names in the field - Valerie Masson-Delmotte, paleoclimatologist, Patrick Wagnon, glaciologist, Fanny Brun, glaciologist with Luc Hardy and animated by François Carrel. A full house comprising diplomats, researchers, academicians, think tanks, environmentalists media and general public engrossed by the captivating documentary and discussion with experts - creating greater awareness about the global climate crisis, its impact on populations and ecosystems, and the urgency of colle...
Glacial Shift Unveiling Pakistan Unique Climate Challenge
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Glacial Shift Unveiling Pakistan Unique Climate Challenge

The Embassy of Pakistan in France  and the Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, along with environmentalist and filmmaker Luc Hardy, organized an event "Glacial Shift Unveiling Pakistan Unique Climate Challenge at UNESCO Headquarters. A documentary "Ice Giants Discovering the Karakorum" produced by Luc Hardy & directed by Bertrand Delapierre on Pakistan magnificent glaciers & the way those icy giants were responding to global warming was premiered. It was followed by an interactive panel discussion comprising renowned experts in the field including Valerie Masson-Delmottee, paléoclimatologist, Patrick Wagnon, glaciologist, Fanny Brun, glaciologist together with Luc Hardy & moderated by famous journalist Francois Carrel. The event was attended by a large audience from all walks...
Empowering Young People to Shape Inclusive Climate Policies Through Policy Research Challenge
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Empowering Young People to Shape Inclusive Climate Policies Through Policy Research Challenge

  Under the umbrella of Generation Unlimited, the Youth Policy Lab (YPL) platform has emerged, bringing together UN agencies UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP and the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme (PMYP) in a synergistic collaboration with the School of Leadership Foundation (SoLF). This coalition introduced the Policy Research Challenge (PRC) in 2023, marking a significant stride in involving young people at the policy level. Through the PRC, the YPL gives young people a platform to have their voices heard in policy decisions, ensuring their unique needs are considered during important developmental stages. To mark the culmination of the Policy Research Challenge, a pivotal roundtable was conducted to stir the dialogue among policymakers from various ministries, private sector stakeholder...