Promotion of environmental sustainability stressed

STAFF REPORT ISB: Irregular urbanization and rise of pollution in urban centers of Pakistan pose tremendous risks for the environmental security of the country.

This was expressed by Shafqat Kakakhel, Chairman Board of Governors, SDPI, at a recently held workshop on Environment and Climate Change in Islamabad.

The workshop was organized by SDPI in partnership with the Senate Sub-Committee on Environment.

The workshop was designed for media personnel and policy-makers to broaden understanding and sensitization on issues related to environmental protection and climate change in Pakistan.

Shafqat Kakakhel said that burning of fossil fuels has led to an upsurge in greenhouse emissions and there is a need for exploring renewable energy options. He said that the parliament should draft legislations in favor of reducing climate change impacts.

Speaking at the occasion, Sheharyar Khan, President NPC, observed that media houses often ignore issues of public interest, particularly those related to the environment.

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