ISLAMABAD: Environmental experts, government officials have stressed the need for implementing climate change policy to minimise disasters. They also called for providing training to communities in disaster risk reduction, emergency response and improvement in income levels of vulnerable groups.
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) Rural Development Director Irshad Abbasi emphasized the government’s role in minimising the impact of calamities at national, regional and local levels.
He said that while China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) offers opportunities for Gilgit-Baltistan, it also poses threats to local culture, environment and infrastructure.
Abbasi said the many fruit trees including apricots were not getting required heights due to climate change impacts.
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