Experts for halt to climate-change driven migration


STAFF REPORT ISB:Pakistan urgently requires a national migration policy to pre-empt and mitigate any significant migration trends caused by changes in climate, according to climate experts.


They were speaking at the recent launch of a study conducted by LEAD Pakistan, an environmental and development NGO in Islamabad.


They said that a large number of people are migrating from villages due to effects of climate change, according to the study.


The experts stressed the need for a migration policy that could be made a part of the National Climate Change Policy and the National Disaster Plan.


In his remarks, LEAD Pakistan CEO Ali Tauqeer Sheikh said, “The study provides a springboard for new research and policy engagement.”


He also said that Pakistan leads all South Asian countries in its rate of rural-to-urban migration.


Strengthening Participatory Organisation CEO Naseer Memon claimed as much as 80 per cent internal migration in the country is driven by climate change.

Web Team

Web Team

Technology Times Web team handles all matters relevant to website posting and management.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Captcha loading...