Tag: coastal

Ministry with IUCN observed coastal clean-up day to aware masses

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Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan with IUCN Pakistan, Government of Sindh and other investors remembered the International Coastal Clean-up Day at Sea View Beach in Karachi. The chief guest of the occasion was Mushahid Ullah Khan, Senator, and Minister for Climate Change. Occasion was attended by Syed Abu Ahmed Akif, Secretary, Ministry of […]…Read More

Concern expressed over land erosion in coastal areas

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Senate Standing Committee, on Planning, Development and reforms has stressed the need for resolving issues of non-conventional security threats of the coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan. In its recent meeting, the Senate committee discussed the serious issue of sea erosion. Kareem Khawaja, on the occasion said "We need to understand the gravity of issue in the provinces which are facing serious threats of sea intrusion and land erosion". He asked…Read More

Coastal areas erosion causing huge ecological loss

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: A national consultation workshop on coastal erosion in Pakistan has recently been held in Karachi where major stakeholders, chiefly the government agencies, civil society organizations, the private sector, and local communities working along the coast of Pakistan gave their input and participants unanimously acknowledged the intensity of the coastal erosion issue which is causing huge economic and ecological losses along the coasts of Pakistan. The Coastal Erosion…Read More

Coastal population sensitised on climate change impacts

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Experts at a workshop highlighted the threat that climate change poses in Pakistan where lack of awareness puts an increased risk on each citizen. Coastal areas such as Thatta in particular suffer the most. Hotter summers result in raised sea levels, posing a serious threat to coastal areas. The workshop "Climate Resilient Communities in Coastal Lying Areas of Sindh project" was organised by Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan (AKPBSP). Purpose of…Read More

WWF signs MoU to protect Balochistan coastal areas

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The WWF-Pakistan and Balochistan Coastal Development Authority (BCDA) have signed an MoU for the protection of coastal areas life which is exposed to the negative impacts of climate change. The deal has been signed in the wake of variety of detrimental elements which may impact both environment and developmental activities, that need immediate attention to address their environmental issues and provide sustainable livelihood opportunities to local communities living…Read More