LAHORE - Poor implementation of environmental laws and regulations cost the country Rs 1 billion daily as threats of further deterioration loom large amid a rising population, depleting resources and global warming. The country is vulnerable to frequent natural disasters in the form of droughts, floods and earthquakes which cost the country additional losses amounting to billions.
ISLAMABAD, March 25: Climate change is likely to affect almost every sector of Pakistan’s economy, said speakers at a workshop held here on Friday.
CANCUN (Mexico), Dec 7: In the second week of the UN climate negotiations here, the biggest challenge for developing countries is to ensure the survival of the Kyoto Protocol. It is currently in danger of being pushed aside by developed countries to make way for a voluntary pledge-based system. Last week, rich countries attempted to lay the groundwork for the eventual dissolution of the Kyoto Protocol.
ISLAMABAD, Nov 24: Speakers at an environment seminar here on Wednesday said Pakistan was amongst the lowest emitters but the worst victim of climate change.
The ‘Pre-Cancun climate change conference’ was organised by Sustainable Development Policy Institute.
ISLAMABAD, Nov 22: The US and other countries must recognise the threat represented by the massive floods that hit Pakistan earlier this year and increase preparation for a growing number of natural disasters caused by climate change, a new report said on Monday.
ISLAMABAD, Oct 6: Pakistan Environment Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) has razed to ground 27 brick kilns in Loi Bher after their owner was persuaded to do that to save environment.
Mohammad Nawaz Khan voluntarily agreed to demolish his business in return for some environment-friendly trade.
NEW YORK, July 6: The eastern United States wilted on Tuesday at the start of a heat wave due to last all week, putting power companies under severe pressure and driving city residents into municipal “cooling centres” — or fountains.