Pakistan Has to Deal With Climate Change Challenges

Nov 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Pakistan

Pakistan may lose foreign investment in different sectors if it fails to deal with the challenges of climate change because multinational companies will then prefer to invest in India, Bangladesh and other developing countries that are investing heavily in their natural environment.

Tahir Mir, an environmentalist, said Pakistan launched its National Climate Change Policy to cope with the threats of climate change through adaptation and mitigation measures but it miserably failed to achieve any target in this respect.

He said after the 18th Amendment, the environment ministry was devolved to the provinces and now there is no cooperation between the centre and the provinces to deal with the menace.

“Being a predominantly agricultural economy, climate change is estimated to decrease crop yields in Pakistan not only as a result of flooding, but also as a result of changing temperatures, which in turn will affect livelihoods and food production,” he said.

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