Climate Change

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.

Air quality monitoring gadget installed in Peshawar

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has installed the first Internet of Things (IoT) based air quality monitoring gadget in Peshawar.

Negative Impact: Unplanned housing schemes pose threats to agricultural land

The PDA says out of Peshawars' 74 housing schemes only 5 are registered. The Supreme Court was informed on Oct 2018 that there are 208 unregistered or illegal housing schemes in KP
Plastic bags on the surface of irrigation canal in Gulbahar

Plastic bags continue to pollute environment despite ban

Plastic bags are cheap to produce, easy to carry and store that’s why the flimsy carrier bags have captured almost 100 per cent of KP markets.

Team up to save water before it’s too late: Experts

KP has started charging Rs1 per litre from water companies in light of the Supreme Court judgment.

Chitral needs alternative energy sources to protect forests

Spring tree plantation campaign has been initiated in Chitral and in this regard a ceremony was arranged near the Chitral Airport.

‘Today 2.1 billion people live without safe water’

Water is vital for survival and,helps protect and environmental health.Our bodies,our cities,our agriculture and our ecosystems all depend on it

Environmental hazards in Peshawar unlikely to end with BRT completion

The BRT in Peshawar is under criticism due to ill-planning, while the claims made in its PC-1 about environment protection are unlikely to be materialised.
Adnan Ahmad inspects dying bees at his farm in Nowshera district. PHOTO: Hidayat Khan

Honey bees unable to bear shocks of climate change

The apiarist said he has lost almost 40 % of bees unexpectedly during the summer season, which says was due to extreme weather conditions – rising temperature, dust storms, erratic rain patterns.
Smoke Emits from brick kiln in Sarband, Peshawar.

Peshawar’s Brick Kilns Poisoning the Environment

Pulmonologists said due to emission the brick kilns workers and people in surrounding areas get various diseases like narrowing down of lungs vesicles, premature ageing and eyes disease.

FAO, SDC to develop ‘first State of food security and Nutrition in Pakistan’ report

This will be the first national-level State of Food Security and Nutrition in Pakistan report prepared along the lines of FAO’s annual flagship report on the global and regional level.

#Doable PSC 2019: Journalists share best practices for reporting on climate security

Experts shared tips with 15 reporters from developing countries on how to use innovative storytelling techniques to improve coverage of climate security

WSSP warns hospitals against dumping wastes in its containers

The Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) has asked the public sector and private hospitals to stop using its bins for dumping wastes.

‘Rapid environmental changes posing serious challenges to national development’

Eco Summit 2019, an environment summit kicked off at the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Peshawar on Wednesday.

Chief Minister announces ban on use of polythene bags

He also directed for constitution of a committee to suggest an alternate solution against the use of polythene bags.