Tag Archives: climate change

Fed Govt struggling to implement National Climate Change Policy

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jul 26, 2013. Five months after the National Climate Change Policy (NCCP) was officially launched in the federal capital, the policy’s implementation is still to get off the ground. The NCCP, a document which claimed to provide a “comprehensive framework” for […]

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SAARC report on agriculture: understanding of climate change in the region needed

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jul 7, 2013. Islamabad – Understanding climate variability and identifying possible management options based on climate information are needed to reduce the risk to crop yields from erratic weather patterns in Pakistan. These are the suggestions of a country status report […]

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Scientific ventures to determine climate change impact on Pakistan’s glaciers

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jun 24, 2013. Islamabad – Scientific understanding of glaciers, global pollutant movement and water management in the Karakoram mountain range will be boosted after the initiation of three new scientific experiments in the region by an Italy-based international research organisation. EvK2CNR has been working in […]

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Pedalling for climate change awareness

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jun 14, 2013. Islamabad – It could take just two wheels to raise awareness about climate change. For almost the past eight years, a cyclist husband-wife duo has been on a world tour on their bicycles to bring attention to the […]

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Two early warning systems for GLOF

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 27, 2o13. Islamabad – Two early warning systems, more automatic weather monitoring stations, engineering structures and awareness-raising activities are expected to help vulnerable communities in Pakistan’s northern areas reduce the long-term risks of destructive flooding from glacial lakes, this summer […]

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Floods may be good but not without proper management

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 23, 2013. Pakistan needs to improve its floodplain management, think about water conservation and focus on harnessing the power of excessive rains to solve its water crisis, according to experts at a ceremony in the federal capital on Wednesday. The […]

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Forest policy and implementation lacking in Pakistan

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 12, 2013. Islamabad – In the 1970s, both Pakistan and India came up with needs-based forest policies that turned out to be quite effective in tackling immediate problems. The felling and marketing of trees in Pakistan were completely left to […]

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In the Karakorams, weather may be playing tricks

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 27, 2013. Islamabad – Spread over around 10,000 square kilometres, the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP) in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) is home to the largest glacial land mass in the world outside the polar region. Thirty-eight per cent of the park’s land mass is covered […]

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Changing weather patterns pose threats to local crops

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 22, 2o13. Islamabad – When an intense hailstorm hit Islamabad on March 14, the wheat crop in Fareed Khan’s farm in Chak Shahzad was weeks away from being harvested. But the 3-inch hail stones bombarded the delicate wheat plants, breaking […]

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Satellite remote sensing can help improve food security situation, tackle adverse effects of climate change

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 14, 2013. Islamabad – The total cultivated area in Pakistan’s Punjab province is twice the size of cultivated land in Indian Punjab, yet the yield from the neighboring state’s farms is 1.6 times that of Pakistani Punjab’s yield. Using satellite images […]

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