Visit of Secretary Climate Change

The Federal Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan Syed Abu Ahmad Akif visited IUCN Pakistan Country Office at Karachi on 25th April 2016. In the first leg of his visit he accompanied IUCN experts to the mangroves plantation surrounding the Port Qasim Area, where he also planted a mangrove sapling at the site. …  

25 Apr 2016 | News story

Engro Elengy invites Students of the Karachi University to contribute to the Mangroves Ecosystem

An Exposure Visit was jointly organized by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Engro Elengy Terminal Limited under the “Mangroves Ecosystem Restoration Project” funded by Engro Elengy Terminal Limited. Under this project IUCN Pakistan will plant mangroves on 500 hectares of land surrounding Port Qasim Area. …  

19 Apr 2016 | News story

To curb the rising temperature and melting glaciers maximizing Green cover is the need of the day

A seminar was organized to commemorate the International Day of Forests by IUCN, International Union for Conservation Nature and the Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan, the Capital Development Authority, Bahria University at Bahria University, Islamabad Campus with an objective to highlight the importance of the International Day of Forest. The theme of the year 2016 is: “Forest and Water”. …  

21 Mar 2016 | News story

Joint Efforts to make FATA Environment Cell Project a Success

The FATA region, crippled by instability and environmental degradation over the years, is facing numerous challenges. There was an urgent need for the establishment of an Environment Cell within the FATA Secretariat, in order to include environmental concerns into development planning. The life-saving humanitarian, recovery and development efforts of the federal and provincial governments, the military, humanitarian agencies, donors and international financial institutions were successfully launched; however, the essential ecological focus was missing. The environmental impact assessments are now being built into their planning, which is required to preclude any development that degrades the environment. …  

25 Feb 2016 | News story

Experts recommend safe zones for vultures due to very low population

Baanhn Beli and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, organized a workshop inviting stakeholders to put together a national vulture conservation strategy to arrest the years of decline in the species population across Pakistan. …  

18 Jan 2016 | News story

Group Photograph of Workshop Participants

Experts term transport sector major contributor to climate change National Conference on Sustainable Transport Debate Emissions and Transportation Issues in Pakistan

The national conference “Paving the Way for Sustainable Transport in Pakistan” commenced today in Islamabad, bringing together a wide range of national and international experts to discuss and share best practice and experiences in sustainable transport,  as well as to draw attention to increasing emissions. …  

21 Dec 2015 | International news release

Conference on Sustainable Transport - Booklet

Conference on sustainable transport begins tomorrow

Experts and stakeholders will explore practical opportunities and exchange experiences during a two-day national conference “Paving the Way for Sustainable Transport in Pakistan” starting on December 21. …  

20 Dec 2015 | News story

Participants from the FATA Secretariat, representatives of the KPK government, NGOs, CSOs and academia

Project on Improving Water Governance in FATA Kicks Off

Officials, Experts for Greater focus on Building Environmental Concerns into FATA Development

An inception meeting on Thursday marked the launch of a two-year project aimed at improving water governance in FATA - a region already crippled by instability and environmental degradation over the years. …  

12 Nov 2015 | News story

National Exposure Visit on Truck Freight System

Coordination between relevant institutions and stakeholders is crucial for the promotion of sustainable transport in Pakistan. In this regard a diverse group of relevant stakeholders physically visited and observed the operations of Karachi Port Trust and freight transport on 6th November 2015. …  

06 Nov 2015 | News story

‘Natural products being replaced with synthetic products’alarming, say experts

Pakistani products patented by other countries will have negative impacts – experts
 
A consultative meeting was organized jointly by the Ministry of Climate Change and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, to discuss possibilities of incorporating biosafety concerns into the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP).  …  

21 Oct 2015 | International news release

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