Category Archives: Environment

CPEC Provides Avenues To Target $100b Chinese Agri-Market

FAISALABAD: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a golden opportunity for overall development of this region and Pakistan should reorganise its agriculture sector to get a major slice of the $100 billion worth of agriculture produce imports by China, suggested Muhammad Mehmood, Punjab Agriculture Secretary. Speaking

WB Provides $3.8 Mln For Forest Protection

ISLAMABAD, Aug 16 (APP): World Bank has provided funds amounting to $3.8 million under the REDD+ programme to Pakistan to protect forests and controlling their shrinkage. “We cannot protect the country from devastating impacts of global warming-induced climate change, as long as our forests continue

Pakistan’s First Urban Forest Reaches Greater Heights

KARACHI: The satisfaction of having achieved his goal reflected in Shahzad Qureshi’s face as he gazed at the trees he planted some 20 months ago. Inspired by Indian eco-entrepreneur Shubhendu Sharma, whose company develops native and urban forest in cities, Qureshi immediately decided to implement the

WWF-Pakistan, Lums Sign Mou On Water Security

World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) and Centre of Water Informatics and Technology (WIT) of Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS) signed a MoU to create responsible strategies and work towards increasing water security and stewardship in the country. The formal agreement was signed by

President Xi Sets The Pace On A Better Environment

BEIJING, (APP/Xinhua): China’s improvements to its environment continue to go from strength to strength. Work is under way on the creation of nine national parks with a combined area of nearly 170,000 sq km, and this year China will formulate an overall plan for the national

Afforestation Campaign Launched Along Islamabad-Peshawar Motorway

ISLAMABAD, (APP): The afforestation campaign for the year 2017 along Islamabad-Peshawar Motorway (M-1) was formally launched Friday under the joint auspices of the National Highway Authority (NHA) and Provincial Forest Department. The ceremony took place at Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed Interchange with NHA’s Member Administration Ali Sher Mahsud as

Xinjiang Starts Replacing Petroleum With Electricity In Fueling Vehicles

BEIJING (China) (APP): Several cities in China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region had begun to replace petroleum with electricity in fueling vehicles and to replace coal with electricity in winter heating. City authorities in Urumqi, the capital of Northwest region of China were encouraging citizens and