Climate and Energy
Climate change has affected every part and tier of the world. The repercussions are becoming visible through massive desertification, shrinking water supplies, and increase in frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. With rising temperature, the world is set to face major catastrophes if the effects of climate change remain unaddressed.
The worst impacts of climate change can be escaped and now more than ever, governments and communities are coming together to act. Most importantly, there is a need to step up efforts to switch from using fossil fuels, the biggest cause of climate change, to clean, and renewable energy.
Pakistan and Climate Change
With no significant contribution to global greenhouse gases emissions, Pakistan remains one of the top ten countries to be affected by climate change.
Climate change is a global phenomenon that is affecting developing economies like Pakistan. Although Pakistan contributes less than one per cent to the global greenhouse gas emissions but it remains one of the worst affected countries by climate change and continues to experience extreme weather patterns like floods, droughts and heatwaves, which is impacting food and water security along with livelihoods of millions. The situation is further exacerbated due to lack of resilience to deal with natural disasters, weak governance, and mismanagement of natural resources. As a result, Pakistan continues to experience human and economic losses worth billions of dollars.
A different path
Need for shifting away from fossil fuels
WWF-Pakistan has been actively involved in carbon sequestration activities by carrying out afforestation at various levels. Through various projects, campaigns and interventions, WWF has involved individuals, corporates and partners in tree plantation across Pakistan. WWF has also been focusing on providing clean energy to remote areas, farms and rural households. Therefore, various waste to energy projects are undertaken and biogas digesters are installed in Sindh, Swat and other areas. Moreover, solar water pumps and lights are also being provided to the off grid areas.