Climate Change in Pakistan: Impacts, Strategies, and the Way Forward

Authors

  • Dr. Zakir Hussain Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and IR, Lahore Leads University, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Fakhra Mujahid Lecturer, Department of Politics and IR, Lahore Leads University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Usman Anwar M. Phil Scholar, Department of Politics and IR, Lahore Leads University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2022(6-I)16

Keywords:

Afforestation, Climate Change, Displacement of People, Food Security, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gases, Loss of Biodiversity, Paris Agreement, Reforestation

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the social implications of climate change in Pakistan and to identify the most crucial government responses to the issue. Pakistan is particularly vulnerable to climate change; there are frequently significant floods and times of intense rain there, which have a detrimental effect on the country's infrastructure, agriculture, and human life. These climate-related effects have a significant impact on many facets of society, including social justice, health, food security, and displacement. The study involves a thorough investigation of past extreme weather events, scientific studies, and reports to determine the effects of climate change in Pakistan. Additionally, it examined government programs and activities for reducing and preparing for climate change. Pakistan has enormous difficulties from climate change, which exacerbates existing vulnerabilities and has an impact on many facets of society. Encouragement of renewable energy, reforestation, energy efficiency, climate-resilient agriculture, public awareness campaigns, and international collaboration are a few examples of government activities to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is advised that Pakistan maintain the specified strategies while guaranteeing the active participation of all stakeholders in order to effectively address climate change. Building a more resilient and sustainable future will also depend on boosting investments in climate change adaption strategies and encouraging international cooperation

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Published

2022-03-31

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How to Cite

Hussain, Z., Mujahid, F., & Anwar, U. (2022). Climate Change in Pakistan: Impacts, Strategies, and the Way Forward. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 6(1), 181–192. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2022(6-I)16