Pakistan Meterological Department: National Climate Change Policy approved

Pakistan Meterological Department: National Climate Change Policy approved



19 March 2012
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The federal advisor on climate affairs, Dr Qamar uz Zaman Chaudhry, has said that the National Climate Change Policy, recently approved by the federal cabinet, has been formulated with the aim of incorporating the factor of climate change in various socially vulnerable aspects of the economy for ensuring climate resilient development in the country.

Talking to The News on Saturday, Dr Chaudhry who is also Vice-President of World Meteorological Organization, Asia Region, highlighted the significance of National Climate Change Policy by saying that Pakistan was among 10 most climate change-vulnerable countries in the world. “The last two years’ devastating floods in the country proved this aspect clearly. The approval of this policy is well-timed and a significant development for the country,” said Dr Chaudhry.

“The main objectives of the policy are to pursue sustained economic growth by appropriately addressing the challenges of climate change and integrate this policy with other inter-related national policies. Also the policy is further aimed at ensuring water, food and energy security in the country,” he said.


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