ICT exposed to climate change impacts: Study


Islamabad—City of Islamabad and its surrounding capital territory are exposed to erratic behavior which marked changes in accelerating climate change impacts. A study conducted by ministry of Climate Change titled “Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment of Islamabad” revealed that a host of factors accelerating climate change impacts including intensity, frequency and variability of temperature, precipitation, floods, droughts, cyclones etc.
The study was conducted Ministry of Climate Change in association with Un Habitat, Capital Development Authority and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration, an official of ministry told APP.
It said, extreme weather events recorded so far in the capital include highest maximum temperature of 46.6o C on 24th June 2005 and lowest at – 4.3o C on 25th December 1984. In 2001 heaviest rainfall of 621mm was recorded in 10 hours.—APP