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Climate Change and Migration in Pakistan

Climate Change and Migration in Pakistan

Climate change is an inexorable and contemporary threat with drastic impacts on the survival and living patterns of mankind. Pakistan ranks seventh among the most adversely affected countries by climate change on the Global Climate Risk Index 2017. Pakistan has suffered the devastating impacts of natural disasters and climate change in the recent years, witnessing an […]

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Climate Change and Monsoon Trends in Pakistan

Climate Change and Monsoon Trends in Pakistan

Climate Change is an inevitable phenomenon which has lasting effects on the survival of mankind. Despite Pakistan’s vulnerability to Climate Change, it has been given less priority by the government due to other national issues of high concern. The climate change in Pakistan has resulted in extreme weather conditions, torrential rainfalls, irregular floods, droughts, sea-level […]

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Post-Event Report of Guest Lecture on “Impact of Climate Change on Pakistan’s National Security”

Post-Event Report of Guest Lecture on “Impact of Climate Change on Pakistan’s National Security”

On June 8th, 2017, Syed Abu Ahmad Akif, Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad and Mr. Muhammad Irfan Tariq, Director General (Environment & Climate Change), Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad jointly delivered a lecture on the topic ‘Impact of Climate Change on Pakistan’s National Security’ to IPRI scholars at […]

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Climate Change and Pakistan

Climate Change and Pakistan

Climate Change is a serious global threat and Pakistan has been ranked eighth on the list of countries most vulnerable to climate change by the German watch Global Climate Risk Index. According to a UK-based global risk consulting firm, Verisk Maplecroft, three cities of Pakistan are considered at high risk from climate change that includes […]

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GROWING THREATS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

GROWING THREATS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

ALL of South Asia is now facing a challenge of climate change that is potentially catastrophic. This climate change threatens to slow the region’s economic growth, depress standards of living, increase the threat of devastation and death, and possibly even aggravate intra-regional conflict. Some military analysts call climate change a “threat multiplier” or a “catalyst […]

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Dealing with the Heat Wave Crisis

Dealing with the Heat Wave Crisis

Pakistan has suffered a worst heat wave in June 2015, mostly affecting the areas of Sindh, Southern Punjab and Baluchistan. Some cities particularly Karachi, Sibi, Larkana, Hyderabad and many districts in Tharparkar etc. had reached highest recorded temperatures of around 49 °C resulting in deaths of more than 1400 people. The major causes for such […]

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Evolving Opportunities for Pakistan-India Relations

Evolving Opportunities for Pakistan-India Relations

Interesting developments are taking place in the context of Pakistan India relations. Indian Prime Minister, during his telephone call to the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on 13 February, informed about his intention to send his Foreign Secretary to Islamabad. Nawaz Sharif welcomed the Indian initiative. India’s foreign secretary is due to arrive Islamabad on March […]

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