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Initiatives by topic[edit]

Biodiversity[edit]

The flora and fauna of Pakistan suffer from a number of problems. Pakistan has the second-highest rate of deforestation in the world. This, along with hunting and pollution, is causing adverse effects on the ecosystem. The government has established a large number of protected areas, wildlife sanctuaries, and game reserves to deal with these issues. [1]

Cycling activism[edit]

Climate Change Portal Pakistan

Food activism[edit]

Solar cooking resources in Pakistan

Health[edit]

Wikipedia: Orangi Pilot Project: collectively designates three Pakistani Non-governmental organisations working together, having emerged from a socially innovative project carried out in 1980s in the squatter areas of Orangi Town, Karachi, Pakistan. It was initiated by Akhtar Hameed Khan, and involved the local residents solving their own sanitation problems. Innovative methods were used to provide adequate low cost sanitation, health, housing and microfinance facilities.

Rural sustainability[edit]

Sarhad Rural Support Programme, the largest Non Government Organization working to alleviate poverty in North West Pakistan. It was established in 1989 with the aim of reducing poverty and ensuring sustainable means of livelihood in what is now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. SRSP is part of the Rural Support Programmes initiated by United Nations Environment Programme Global 500 Award winner Shoaib Sultan Khan. It is now the largest regional RSP, with extensive outreach into communities. In recent years because of its vast outreach, SRSP has had to play a prominent role in disasters that have hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. As a result humanitarian work along with development has become a core competency of the organization. W

News and comment[edit]

2016

‘Solar Bibi Project’ for women entrepreneurs in rural areas launched, Jul 24 [2]

Young girl sues Pakistani govt over climate change, Jul 6 [3]

Online portal of climate change launched in Pakistan, Mar 11 [4]

How the residents of Shimshal are setting a shining example for Pakistan, January 28 [5]

2015

Pakistan Now Has A 21-Person ‘Climate Council,’ Thanks To A Judge’s Ruling, October 7 [6]

Pakistan court orders government to enforce climate law, September 24 [7]

Pakistan: 'son, you brought electricity to the village and added 15 years to my life', June 12 [8]

2014

Pakistan’s First Solar Project Is One Of The World’s Largest, May 13 [9]

See also[edit]

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Pakistan


References

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  1. wikipedia:Pakistan#Flora and fauna
  2. @ePakistanToday
  3. arabnews.com
  4. arynews.tv
  5. dawn.com
  6. ThinkProgress
  7. The Third Pole
  8. The Guardian
  9. ThinkProgress


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