The Provincial Disaster Management Authorities (PDMAs), Sindh and Balochistan on Wednesday announced concerted efforts with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to promote resilience in the aftermath of floods for the strengthening of the climate resilience initiative. The groundbreaking endeavor was set to drive climate action and preparedness to new heights, reinforcing the collective commitment to building a resilient and disaster-resilient future, a news release said.
IRC was spearheading this collaborative effort in partnership with the PDMAs of Sindh and Balochistan. The event served as a platform for experts, officials, and stakeholders to discuss vital topics related to climate change, emergency preparedness, and response. Country Director, IRC, Shabnam Baloch, delivered the opening remarks, setting the stage for a day of insightful discussions. In her address, the country director underscored a pressing reality that resonates across the globe: the urgency of investing in climate-resilient interventions.
She further explained the unprecedented challenges Pakistan faces due to the ever-escalating threat of climate change. She termed this threat as an immediate and tangible concern. She emphasized that the battle against climate change necessitated a collective effort, both nationally and globally. She stressed the need for unity, cooperation, and concerted action to combat the challenges that lie ahead. The event featured a panel discussion that delves into the needs.—INP