Climate Change

KP Govt To Buy Air Quality Monitors To Reduce Air Pollution

KP govt to install air quality monitoring gadgets in major cities

Chief Minister said that the provincial government has already started efforts to combat challenges of air pollution and climate change through ‘KP Green Growth Initiative’ and BTTP.
Environmentalists urged to project KP as `Green Destination’ due to environment friendly approach

Environmentalists, Media urged to project KP as `Green Destination’

CM Advisor also disclosed that the KP government has installed air monitoring equipment at the offices of Chief Secretary and Mayor Peshawar to check air quality.

‘People should migrate from area where there is no water’

Schoolteacher Gul Rehamn, hailing from erstwhile FR Peshawar was living in Karachi and he came back to his native village Fridi after his transfer in 1987.

FAO reports call for urgent action to preserve forests

The reports were launched by Advisor to the PM on Climate Change, Malik Amin Aslam and FAO Representative in Pakistan, Minà Dowlatchahi in Islamabad. 
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.
Senate body on climate Change expresses concern over forests fires

Senate body on climate change expresses concern over forests fires

"The forest fires have affected 2,000 hectares of the total 91,000 hectares enclosures established under the billion Tree Tsunami Project of the province,” said KP forest department
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.

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.