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Pakistan ready to draw world’s attention to Climate Resilience Agenda at COP-28

ISLAMABAD, Nov 29 (APP): The Ministry of Climate Change & Environmental Coordination, in collaboration with the National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF), in a concerted effort to address the urgent and escalating challenges posed by climate change, has organized a high-level Dialogue on “Pakistan’s Roadmap for COP 28 – Expectations & Goals.” This event served …

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Pakistan to seek implementation of loss and damage fund at UAE climate conference

UAE will host COP28 conference from Nov. 30 to Dec. 12 which is likely to be attended by 70,000 people A Pakistani official says the conference in the UAE is likely to be a ‘turning point’ in climate diplomacy ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s caretaker administration announced on Wednesday the country wanted to highlight the necessity of operationalizing …

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NDRMF to launch special web portal, partner 28 activities at COP-28

ISLAMABAD, Nov 18 (APP): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF), Bilal Anwar, announced on Saturday that the Fund will host over two dozen activities at the global climate summit COP-28 in Dubai. Additionally, a special web portal will be launched to live telecast the events and share updates for …

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International Climate Diplomacy In An Impasse

National Disaster Risk Management Fund  With the COP28 round the corner international climate diplomacy is once again set to spring into action in the figuratively illustrative desert venue of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Global political figures and high profile personalities are eager to gather for a period of two weeks to grapple with the …

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Unlocking financing for climate action in Pakistan

The 2022 flood devastation has galvanised two paramount questions in the country. One, why has Pakistan to bear the brunt of the adverse impacts of global carbon emissions despite being an infinitesimal contributor? Two, should Pakistan bear the costs of damages from climate-induced disasters? Both are vital questions and will be addressed here and in …

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CEO Club Magzine

Company Profile Pakistan’s geophysical conditions, climatic extremes, and high degrees of exposure and vulnerability have categorized Pakistan as a severely disaster-prone country. According to the Index For Risk Management (INFORM) 2018, Pakistan’s risk rating stands at 6.4 out of 10, as the country continues to suffer from a plethora of natural and human-induced hazards that …

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Pakistan’s Disaster Resilience

ally, with consistent ranking as the sixth most vJ! ble country according I //@B!!t German vulnerabilit¢!éi!dgtlndex. This vulnerability stems from the nation’s exposure to a diverse range of disasters, including floods, heatwaves, tropical cyclones, and droughts. These risks are further compounded by socio-economic vulnerabilities, particularly multidimensional poverty. In 2022, Pakistan experienced devastating floods that continue to inflict ongoing damage. Unprecedented climate-induced rains submerged one-third of the country for an extended period, affecting over 33 million people primarily in the Sindh and Baluchistan provinces. The toll was staggering, with nearly 1,739 lives have been lost, 12,867 people have been injured. Among the hardest hit were 33 million—one in seven people—have been affected, …

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Disaster Risk Management in Pakistan – Challenges and Viable Approaches

Arguably, disasters pretty much resemble financial crises – both are exogenously driven events spreading shocks across the country of a scale disrupting the long-term economic growth trajectory by stripping away the developmental gains, resulting in the loss of valuable human lives and livelihood losses of a large number of people. Ongoing floods in Pakistan and …

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Climate finance challenges

An understanding has finally emerged that Pakistan faces serious climatic challenges, which can continue to trigger devastating disasters, such as the floods last year. Building on the principles of climate justice, Pakistan made a powerful claim to the international community, at the largest annual international Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP-27 (Conference of Parties). Pakistan …

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Why NDRMF is supporting Development of Carbon Markets in Pakistan

Despite its pitfalls and weaknesses, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) under the Kyoto Protocol proved the concept that carbon trading can significantly contribute in meeting the global carbon mitigation targets in a cost efficient manner. It also ensures the flexibility within the broader system of regulatory requirements in complying with the targets and commitments made in …

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