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NDMA and IUCN Sign MoU for Collaboration in Implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Priorities in the Country

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PR: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on April 04th, 2018, in line with its agenda to implement a Child-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction approach in preparing and responding to disasters, as well as early recovery. Chairman NDMA, Lt. […]…Read More

Physiological threat of reduction on cotton growth, quality, and productivity by weeds

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Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) is the most preferred natural fiber and contributes to a one-third of the total fiber traded on a global scale. Emerging weeds in cotton production zones and their management is a major crop production challenge across the world. Poor weed management in cotton can lead to a significant yield reduction, depending […]…Read More

International Conference on “CPEC Natural Hazards Risk Assessment and Mitigation” and “Silk Road Disaster Risk Reduction “

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article image Pakistan Academy of Sciences in collaboration with Chinese Academy of Sciences organised an international Conference on “CPEC Natural Hazards Risk Assessment and Mitigation” and “Silk Road Disaster Risk Reduction “ China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ranged from Kashi of China to Gawadar Port of Pakistan with overall length of 3000km. Under Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), […]…Read More

Nepra approves reduction of Rs1.9 per unit in tariff

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The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has approved Rs1.90 per unit reduction in power price for Ex-Wapda distribution companies (Discos) for under monthly fuel adjustment formula. On a petition filed by Central Power Purchase Agency (CPPA), presided over by Nepra Chairperson Tariq Saddozai, power regulator concluded that distribution companies had charged Rs6.776 per unit […]…Read More

Training on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation organized by IUCN

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article image Karachi, April 20, 2016 IUCN Pakistan organized a two-day training workshop in collaboration with HEJ/ International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) and National University of Science and Technology (NUST) on “Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Integrated Coastal Zone Management” from 24-25 May 2017 at University of Karachi. The participants were trained on […]…Read More

Integrated efforts are required to curtail biodiversity reduction: Speakers

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: An event was held to mark the release of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) in order to formulate protocols to restrict practices responsible for biodiversity reduction. The event was held by Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Speaking on the occasion, Naeem Ashraf Raja, Director of Biodiversity Programme at the MoCC, said, "Our primary object is that our indigenous species are…Read More

Integrated efforts are required to curtail biodiversity reduction: Speakers

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: An event was held to mark the release of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) in order to formulate protocols to restrict practices responsible for biodiversity reduction. The event was held by Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Speaking on the occasion, Naeem Ashraf Raja, Director of Biodiversity Programme at the MoCC, said, "Our primary object is that our indigenous species are ensured and…Read More

WWF-Pak urges gov to improve risk reduction measures

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STAFF REPORT ISB: WWF-Pakistan raised serious concerns over the increased frequency of massive floods and urged the government to reduce the impacts of environmental hazards through better management of critical watersheds and floodplains. The risk reduction and emergency preparedness needs to be improved from government counterparts. The efforts need much more holistic and channelized approach to reduce duplication and better execution of the plans. Hamid Naqi Khan, Director General…Read More

Govt urged to include disaster risk reduction in policy

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Speakers at a government officials training on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change have urged the sitting government to include DRR and CC in its policy to fight with the disasters effectively. The three-day training was organized by Laar Humanitarian Development Programme (LHDP) in collaboration with Oxfam Novib and Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC) at a local hotel here in Karachi. District-level government officials from 12 departments form Badin…Read More

Disaster risk reduction under way

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Technologists working through the Code for Resilience community have been developing a live-saving technology during disasters in order increase availability of locally relevant technologies that can strengthen community resilience to natural disasters. Over a marathon weekend of creative brainstorming and rapid prototyping, they built tools to address a series of disaster resilience challenges that had been defined during community workshops and by the public. The Code…Read More