Environmental depletion a common threat to Central Asian states


STAFF REPORT ISB: Prof Dr Manzoor Hussain Soomro, President ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) stressed the need to bridge the gap of collaboration in science and technology within ECO member countries. He urged this while addressing the 6th ECO Working Group Meeting on Environment.

"Environmental degradation, water and air pollution, deforestation and desertification, ozone layer depletion, land degradation, and threatened biodiversity have caused in climate change and ecological

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Pakistan among 10 states exposed to natural hazards




STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan is among the 10 countries with the most people exposed to natural hazards, according to data compiled by Verisk Maplecroft, a UK-based risk management company. India also has a billion people at risk, with China, Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Japan.

In all, 1.4 billion people in South Asia are exposed to at least one major natural hazard, from severe storms to flooding and earthquakes, researchers said. "Recent or prolonged conflict can

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Pakistan ranks 8th among states affected by climate change






STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan stands 8th of the world most vulnerable to climate change. The coastal areas are the most emergent threats and hundreds of kilometres area is susceptible to sea intrusion.This was revealed by the Karachi University institute of environmental studies registrar and professor Dr Moazzam Ali Khan during a recently held climate conference. The event was organised by Youth Parliament. "Rainfall on the coastal belt has decreased by 20 per cent," said

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Science narrows gap between states, nations


STAFF REPORT KHI: Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman, a former federal minister and Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC), has said that science has no boundary while it bridges gap between countries and nations in the world.
He was speaking at the closing ceremony of the four-day 5th International Symposium-Cum-Training Course on Molecular Medicine and Drug Research recently held at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi.More than 350

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S. Asian states for tackling environmental issues




STAFF REPORT IBD: The economies of South Asian countries are growing at a rapid rate, but they are also facing severe common environmental problems, which, however, can be tackled effectively only through unhampered collaboration and cooperation at the regional level.

These views were expressed by experts at the recently three-day 13th meeting of the Governing Council of SACEP in Islamabad.

"Strengthened regional efforts need to focus on a range of response options and

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Climate change can slow down developing states progress




Sidra Saif:



THE CLIMATE change has been responsible for floods, extreme weather, earthquakes, rise of sea levels, increase in crop pests, diseases and for some other catastrophes. The issue of global warming can slow down the pace of development especially in developing countries. This challenge is even bigger for the third world nations including Pakistan. The country’s vulnerability to such adverse impacts is likely to increase considerably in the coming decades.

These

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