Food security: Biodiversity ‘hot spots’ under threat in Asia-Pacific

Food security: Biodiversity hot spots under threat in Asia-Pacific

Agriculture and food systems in Asia and the Pacific must conserve and make sustainable use of natural resources to ensure food security and nutrition.
Relief operations continue after lack outburst in Chitral

Relief operations continue after glacial lack outburst in Chitral

The temperature in Chitral getting high which can enhance the melt rate of glaciers, triggering the probability of high flows in the rivers.

GCF approves major FAO climate change resilience project in Pakistan

The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Sunday approved an FAO project designed to transform Pakistan’s Indus River Basin by improving agriculture.

Protracted conflicts and adverse weather conditions exacerbate food needs

41 countries including Pakistan are in need of external food assistance – African Swine Fever threatening food security of a large number of people

Need for accounting for water in Pakistan emphasised

The Food and Agriculture Organization of UN organized workshops on accounting for water: boundaries, methodologies, and results in both Lahore and Karachi.

By 2050, what if we can’t see the forests or the trees? 

Most of us are familiar with the old saying that sometimes we ‘can’t see the forest for the trees.’

UNDP, GB govt join hands to mitigate the impact of GLOF in Northern Pakistan

To implement the Glacial Lake Outburst Flood Risk Reduction in Northern Pakistan Project (GLOF II), the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a Letter of Agreement (LoA) today
Federal govt to ban use of plastic bags in Islamabad from August 14.

Govt to ban use of plastic bags in Islamabad from August 14

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan governments have already enforced a ban on plastic bags but so the order couldn’t be implemented.
Commissioner Malakand shut down seven mills for violating environmental laws

Commissioner Malakand seals seven steel mills for violating environmental laws

The sealed mills also included the mill of senator Fida Muhammad Khan, says government officials.

‘Food Outlook report helps in evidence-based policymaking’

This first of its kind report for Kharif which has been prepared in response to a request from the Punjab government with the support of FAO and IFPRI.
Seminar on climate change in bara press club

‘Climate change a serious threat to food security’

KP Government is working on the policy under which all the pollution-emitting factories will be warned and if they don’t comply with the law they will be sealed.

Industrialists’ role vital in creating awareness on environment: Zartaj Gul

Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul Wazir Friday said the present government was giving priority to environment, health and education sectors.
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