First cli­mate change cen­tre at AJK

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

MUZAFFARABAD—The first ever cli­mate change cen­ter has been estab­lished in Azad Jammu and Kash­mir for mon­i­tor­ing the cli­mate changes in the area.

Ad­dress­ing a workshop held in Muzaffarabad on Thurs­day, the Ad­di­tional Chief Sec­re­tary De­vel­op­ment Dr. Tash­fain Khan said the cen­ter will help for fu­ture plan­ning to over­come the chal­lenges of cli­mate change which is pos­ing a se­ri­ous threat to hu­man­ity across the globe.

He said by the mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem of cli­mate change cen­ter will help in timely bet­ter fu­ture plan­ning to meet the chal­lenges of floods, storms and tremors.

He said that nat­u­ral calami­ties cause the loss of mil­lions of ru­pees ev­ery year due to de­struc­tion of the in­fra­struc­ture in AJK.

The par­tic­i­pants of the workshop said the mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem would also help in min­i­miz­ing the hu­man and prop­erty losses caused due to nat­u­ral calami­ties in­clud­ing flash floods in the area. They urged for adopt­ing cli­mate friendly poli­cies to over­come the fu­ture challenge of globin warm­ing.

The speak­ers urged upon the govern­ment and the con­cerned de­part­ments in­clud­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal depart­ment to take solid steps and evolve strat­egy to pro­tect the land from soil ero­sion, air pol­lu­tion and take en­vi­ron­ment friendly steps like plan­ta­tion and other mea­sures in this re­gard.

The workshop was at­tended by high rank­ing of­fi­cials of the AJK Govern­ment, Di­rec­tor cli­matic change cen­ter Rashid Hus­sain and rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Asian De­vel­op­ment Bank Dr. Qa­mar Za­man Choudhry and oth­ers.—APP

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Pakistan

© PressReader. All rights reserved.