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Moot to assess challenges in climate change opens

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ISLAMABAD: A two-day workshop on stakeholders consultation towards preparation of Pakistan’s second national communication to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was organized here today. 

The basic objective of the national workshop was to educate people and policy makers and help them assess the national and international challenges in climate change.

Global Change Impact Study Centre (GCISC) organized the workshop at Pakistan Academy of Sciences.

The workshop will also concentrate on stock-taking and stock-holders consultations for the UNFCCC mandated activities undertaken, initiated or planned for adaptation to the mitigation of climate change.

At the inaugural session, Former Deputy Executive Director UNEP, ShafqatKakakhel said that climate change is a multi-dimensional and multi-sectorial challenge which requires to focus on detailed guideline to formulate national communication.

People from government and environment sector are participating the workshop which will be concluded Thursday.

It merits mentioned here that one of the mandates of UNFCCC is that all parties should periodically update “national communications’ describing how far they have fulfilled their commitments to lessen the emission of Green House Gases in atmosphere.

In this regard, Pakistan submitted a national communication in 2003 but several countries of this region like India and Sri Lanka initiated this process but Pakistan is lagging behind.

In this regard, Ministry of Environment took initiative of entrusting Global Change Impact Study Centre with the task to undertake a stock-taking exercise.

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Saleem Shaikhhttp://saleemshaikh.blogspot.com/
The writer is a development journalist. He writes on water, sanitation, environment, climate change, agriculture, women development, human rights, education, health, development budgets and economy.
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