Climate change a serious threat to people: Zakia

Staff Reporter

Lahore—The Provincial Minister for Environment and Population Welfare Zakia Shah Nawaz has termed the climate change as a serious threats to livelihoods of millions of people across Pakistan. She said that Punjab also facing the same phenomenon and the provincial government is fully aware of the scale of threat and keen to redress the climate change impacts on the communities through various adaptive measures. She said this while speaking as Chief Guest at provincial seminar ‘Harvesting Global Food Security & Justice in the face of Climate Change, held here on Friday under the GROW campaign.
The seminar was held by Indus Consortium in collaboration with Oxfam Novib Pakistan. The Provincial Minister assured the participants that the provincial government would take all the possible measures to resolve climate change related issues that are identified by the experts and climate change effected communities. Earlier, the provincial steering committee on climate change presented various recommendations to provincial government redress the threats posed by climate change.
The recommendations based on the detailed deliberations by members of steering committee with the representation of experts from academia, civil society, concerned officials from government line departments, media and local communities. The recommendations were including various policy measures and administrative actions for climate change adaptation and mitigation.

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