Tag: Carbon

Pakistan picked for Forest Carbon Partnership Facility

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Pakistan has become a member of Forest Carbon Partnership Facility along with other members like US and Tanzania. During the 10th annual meeting of the Participants Committee in Luang Prabang, Laos, with representatives of 60 countries took calculated decisions about funding awards to countries and capacity issues associated with climate change and forests. The FCPF […]…Read More

Carbon footprint and its approximation in farm sector

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article image The carbon footprint is a measurement of the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) released into the atmosphere, produced as a result of direct and indirect human. It is usually demonstrated in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).All activities caused by mankind. In other words: When you drive a car on road, the engine burns fuel which creates a definite amount of CO2, reliant on its fuel exhaustion and the driving distance (CO2 is the chemical symbol for carbon dioxide). When you warm…Read More

French agency assures support to a low-carbon Pakistan

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pascal Pacaut, Director for the Asia Region at the French Agency for Development (AFD), during his recent visit to Pakistan, called on Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid and discussed issues relating to the AFD projects in Pakistan. He also reviewed Pakistan’s commitment and follow up on the Paris climate summit held last year in December. Pacaut mainly discussed the future AFD assistance strategy for Pakistan and issues related to the implementation of the…Read More

Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Carbon diamond in rough

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article image This is the process of capturing waste carbon dioxide (CO2) from large point sources, such as fossil fuel power plants, transferring it to a storage site, and dumping it where it will not enter the atmosphere, normally an underground geological formation. The aim is to prevent the release of large quantities of CO2 into the atmosphere (from fossil fuel use in power generation and other industries) that cause environmental pollution. It is a potential means of mitigating the impact of…Read More

Carbon footprint and its approximation in agriculture sector

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article image The carbon footprint is a measurement of the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) released into the atmosphere, produced as a result of direct and indirect human. It is usually demonstrated in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). All activities caused by the mankind. In other words, when you drive a car on road, the engine burns fuel which creates a definite amount of CO2, reliant on its fuel exhaustion and the driving distance (CO2 is the chemical symbol for carbon dioxide). When you…Read More

Carbon sequestration: A strategy to mitigate climate change

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article image Anthropogenic activities, especially burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and gas have caused significant increase of CO2 in the atmosphere from about 280 to 380 ppm for the last 250 years is one of the main reasons causing global warming. Potential adverse affects include rise in sea level; a shift in the intensity and frequency of floods, drought, wild fires and storms; changes in the amount, frequency, intensity, time and distribution of rainfall and also disturbance in…Read More

Agricultural pollution: Is nitrogen taking place of Carbon?

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article image Nitrogen is a major constituent about 78% of the composite of all atmospheric gases. This inert nitrogen is biologically unavailable to most of the organisms. Therefore, application of reactive nitrogen is usual practice in agricultural systems for food and energy production. Despite the enormous benefits, this anthprogenic activity leads to various consequences. Most of the agricultural emissions comprise of particulate matters, odor, eutrophication, acidification and exposure to toxins…Read More

Black Carbon causing pre-mature deaths

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article image IN PAKISTAN, the atmosphere is being polluted by different sectors i.e. industry, power plants, automobiles, fertilizers, and petroleum refineries. These sectors contributing highest amount of pollutant smoke in the atmosphere. The northeastern side of Pakistani border is also fueled by neighbouring areas of India such as Amritsar, Chandigarh, Bathinda, and Nangal. In the winter season, satellite images show a dense fog in this region, which is directly related to meteorological…Read More

Carbon Sequestration: A Strategy to Mitigate Climate Change

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article image ANTHROPOGENIC ACTIVITIES, especially burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and gas have caused significant increase of CO2 in the atmosphere from about 280 to 380 ppm for last 250 years is one of the main reason causing global warming. Potential adverse effect includes the rise in sea level; a shift in the intensity and frequency of floods, drought, wildfires and storms; changes in the amount, frequency, intensity, time and distribution of rainfall and also disturbance in…Read More

Carbon emission resilient policies mandatory for environmental conservation

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB:A session on climate change titled as United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Kyoto Protocol and Beyond’ was jointly organized by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) and Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS). The event was aimed to address various grave aspects of climate change in context of science diplomacy. CIIT Climate Change Ambassador, Dr Athar Hussain apprised that Pakistan adds less than one percent in the overall global…Read More