Sherry calls for increase in spending on climate change adaptation and mitigation 

Islamabad, December 03, 2022 (PPI-OT):Minister for Climate Change Senator Sherry Rehman has urged development sector and partners to enhance projects and resources on climate change adaptation and mitigation. She was addressing International Summit on Higher Education and Workforce Development in the 21st Century organised by USAID’s Higher Education System Strengthening Activity in Islamabad.

The Minister underlined need to convene such forums frequently to work on climate mitigation and adaptation models whereas climate change mitigation and adaptation projects needed to focus on land issues. Commenting on recent flood devastation, she said floods had changed the demographics and geography of Pakistan’s cities and villages and affected communities would take a long time to recover. The Minister expressed her concerns over less public awareness and education on climate change and urged need to build climate change departments in our universities.

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