A two-day training session with regard to climate change adaptation for buoyant action, organized by Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) for creating climate change awareness to the coastal areas.
Afia Soomro well-known green journalist addressing the training session said that the next 12 years are crucial concerning the tackling of climate change in Pakistan.
Pakistan ranks amongst the top ten countries in the vulnerability index for the past ten years which is a startling situation. We have to focus on sensitizing the young minds from schools and take it further towards university level for implementation of climate-smart techniques, Afia said.
Shahzad Qureshi of Urban Forest talked about the necessity for enormous plantation drive in Karachi. He said that the green belt of Karachi needs to be amplified to reduce the impacts of climate change, counting the heat wave.
Pakistan Red Crescent National Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi talked about the organization’s climate change adaptation programme. He said that PRC has started a nationwide campaign for training volunteers to address the challenges forced by climate change in Pakistan.
Kanwar Waseem Sindh PRC Provincial Secretary briefed that climate change is impacting the coastal areas of Sindh which will ultimately go in front to natural disasters in the future. This is why PRCS has adopted a national strategy for climate change under its subject of disaster risk reduction,” he said.
The two-day training course paying attention on teaching volunteers from different universities about the challenges of climate change specific to the coastal areas. The participants were taught on how to be more environmentally ethical and accountable.
Volunteers are trained at the provincial level to become the champions of climate change who will then be responsible for creating awareness in their particular communities.