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Mainstreaming climate concerns into development agenda stressed

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Senator Mushahidullah Khan, Federal climate change minister said mainstreaming of climate change into national, provincial district socio-economic development policies and strategies and heightened climate-smart investments in infrastructure, businesses, and skills are must for protecting Pakistan from fallouts of the climate change induced-disasters. “If we want to boost the country’s climate resilience against exacerbating impacts of […]…Read More

SDGs part of Pakistan development agenda

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article image ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Climate Change, Zahid Hamid has said that Pakistan is fully committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030. Addressing the inaugural session of a two-day National Roundtable conference on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) National Action Plan the federal minister said, "On February 19, Pakistan registered a history and became the first country in the world whose National Assembly passed a…Read More

Anusha urges consensus on global agenda for use of ICTs to achieve SDGs

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Minister of State for IT Anusha Rahman Khan has emphasized the need for global policy consensus to maximize the utility of ICTs for achieving the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She said this while recently delivering her policy statement at the UN General Assembly high level meeting in New York. The meeting was arranged to review the achievements of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) over the past decade. "Today we…Read More

Environment – an agenda for human health promotion

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Health is not just being free from disease or any other abnormality but broadly speaking, it is a condition of complete physical, mental and social well-being. This universally accepted definition of health described that surrounding environment is also utmost important for human health. So, human health is directly corroborated with environmental health. There is constant interaction of human with environment which is also inevitable. Years of healthy life and quality of life are enhanced by…Read More

Environment – an agenda for human health promotion

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"Health is the greatest wealth" and "Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it (Josh Billings)" are eminent proverbs highlighting the importance of health. Health is not just being free from disease or any other abnormality but broadly speaking, it is a condition of complete physical, mental and social well-being. There is constant interaction of human with environment which is also inevitable. Years of healthy life and quality of life…Read More

Climate change issue again back on agenda

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan has reinstated the Ministry for Climate Change, suggesting the government plans to pay more attention to the issue as countries prepare a new international deal to curb global warming. In 2013, when the same government came to power, it downgraded the ministry to a division, removing its ability to make high-level decisions.In a turnaround earlier this month, the government appointed senator Mushahid Ullah Khan as Federal Minister for Climate Change, boosting…Read More

Global agreement on HFCs on agenda for 2015 meeting

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: The global community has recently moved a step closer to a deal on eliminating hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) at a meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Paris. While no formal agreement was reached, the head of climate at the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Clare Perry, said there has been a clear shift in attitudes. "We are not seeing the same knee jerk refusal to discuss HFCs that has held talks up in the past," she said. "The…Read More

SAARC ministers chart common agenda for education

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Education Ministers of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation have issued a joint statement in New Delhi titled The New Delhi Declaration on Education’ with the resolve to ensure increased use of information technology. The Education Ministers and officials of eight South Asian countries have resolved to collaborate on increased use of information technology and improving the quality of education.The second meeting of Education Ministers of SAARC held in…Read More

Research needs to be made national agenda

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal has said that real socio-economic development can be achieved only through linking research agenda to the economic agenda and needs of the society. "We are making efforts to bring academia, industry and the government on one platform to link our research and development activities with the socio-economic requirements," said Ahsan while speaking at the 16th All Pakistan Inter-University Debate Contest in…Read More

Food preservation a high agenda of modern times

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Roughly one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally, which amounts to about 1.3 billion tons per year. This inevitably also means that huge amounts of the resources used in food production are used in vain, and that the greenhouse gas emissions caused by production of food that gets lost or wasted are also emissions in vain.Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Chairman Dr Iftikhar Ahmad said this while speaking on the occasion of World…Read More