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Govt of Sindh approved Climate Change policy

Karachi: 16 July 2022: Sindh cabinet approves first ever climate change, Cloud policies, electric regulatory bodyLand allotted to establish industrial estate at KeamariKARACHI (July 11): Sindh’s vulnerability to climate change can be assessed from increasing incidence of drought, water insecurity, increasing intensity of heatwaves and increasing levels of air pollution. forced the government to.“Pakistan has been ranked 8th among the countries affected by extreme weather events in the Global Climate Risk Index-2020, therefore we have formulated a Climate Change policy-2022 to support the global efforts in combating climate change.”This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali shah while presiding over a cabinet meeting here at CM House on Thursday. The meeting was attended by all the provincial ministers, advisors, special assistants, chief secretary, chairman P&D and other concerned officers. Minister of Information Sharjeel Inam Memon issued a post-cabinet statement.The cabinet was told that Sindh's vulnerability to climate change could be assessed from facts such as increasing incidences of the drought resulting in food insecurity and malnutrition. Water insecurity resulting in decreased crop yields; increasing intensity and frequency of heatwaves resulting in decreasing agricultural production and adverse effects on health, increasing levels of air pollution posing health hazards; increasing sea level resulting salinity and sea intrusion in deltaic region, drastic changes in marine ecosystems and marine life due to sea instruction and increasing incidence of climate induced migrations resulting in socio-economic burden. Murad Ali Shah said that Sindh confronted massive destruction due to floods and droughts. He added that in the post 18th constitutional amendment a dedicated policy was needed as Climate Change was a devolved subject. Objectives: The major objectives of the policy include to identify the effects of climate change, provide solutions and implement framework / plans to mitigate its effects, in line with the National Climate Change Policy.

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