Healthy soils stressed to tackle food security issue

STAFF REPORT RWP: As Pakistan is seriously vulnerable to food security to due to multiple factors, soil scientists have a major role to play by gearing up their efforts for meeting the future challenges of fulfilling requirements of the country’s food security.

This was the crux of the speakers at a three-day 16th International Congress of Soil Science recently concluded at the Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University (PMAS-AAUER), Rawalpindi.

The theme of the congress was

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World moot suggests reformed approach to tackle climate change

STAFF REPORT ISB: The looming threat of water scarcity and adverse impacts of climate change have complicated the serious challenge of ensuring food security for fast increasing populations of the Asian countries. However, active measures such as better watershed management, introduction of water recharge dams, water storage facilities and rainwater harvesting would go a long way to make the people more resilient to climate change.

These views were expressed by expert at a recently

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Experts for strong coop to tackle climate change impacts

STAFF REPORT LHR: Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Pakistan has recently organised a policy dialogue to discuss how provincial policies and strategies can best serve as vehicles for successful implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the ambitions articulated under the Paris Climate Agreement.

The event titled, Towards 2047: Policy Dialogue on Punjab’s Climate and Growth Policies and Strategies’ was aimed to sensitise key stakeholders to

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Korea keen to help Pakistan tackle climate change, environmental degradation

Press Release: Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Mushahid Ullah Khan and Korean Minister for Environment, Yoon Seongkyu, have pledged to boost cooperation in environment, pollution, climate change adaptation and mitigation, renewable energy, water management,flood risk mitigation, hazardous waste management, and climate-resilient infrastructure construction.

Both ministers met in Daegu city of South Korea on April 15 on the sidelines of the week-long 7thWorld Water Forum that

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Experts to be united to tackle environment issues

STAFF REPORT ISB: The government is going to bring together highly-qualified environmental and climate change experts, scientists, and researchers of the country on one platform and utilize their expertise for tackling environmental issues, boosting country’s climate resilience and achieving sustainable development goals for country’s overall socio-economic development.

"Youth and women, who are actively playing their part for raising awareness about environmental issues,

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Scientists urged for more research to tackle floods

STAFF REPORT FSD: FAISALABAD: In the wake of devastating floods across the country, that have caused billions of rupees loss to properties as well as wide agriculture lands in addition to human losses, scientists, policymakers and others have been urged to speed up their efforts to tackle the climate changes to mitigate the negative impacts of climate changes.
"The country is passing through difficult times as the floods had played havoc with the lives of the people and crops,&

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IDRC, UK research consortia to tackle adaptation issues

MONITORING REPORT ISB: Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) have announced the Asian institutions that would be part of four new multi-partner research consortia for tackling the impacts of climate change in Africa and Asia.
Funded under the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) programme, a seven-year, CAD 70 million research initiative, the consortia takes a fresh

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10 initiatives set out to tackle climate change

STAFF REPORT IBD: The Climate Change Division (CCD) has set out 10 project initiatives to move forward on delivering the National Climate Change Policy.

A report titled "Work Programme for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Pakistan: Priority Actions" has recently been launched at the Planning Commission to implement the projects in partnership with LEAD Pakistan. The CDKN is funding the initiatives to help the government cope with climate change issues, thus

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Need to tackle climate change impacts

Negative impacts of climate change and degrading environment have emerged as a burning issue for the third world countries especially Pakistan. Estimates show that climate change is inflicting billions of dollars of accumulative annual losses on Pakistan in different shapes. The country’s geographical location, high levels of pollution, low technological and resource base, high internal variability, changing rainfall pattern and extreme weather changes have contributed to the climate change

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