Pakistan is the 10th
most vulnerable country in the climate change hit list
because of the rapid pace of its natural resource depletion.
A group of environmentalists
voiced its concerns in a session recently organized by the IUCN Pakistan at Karachi and said that the most unfortunate fact is that whatever we are losing from our precious natural resources we don’t have an exact data of it.
These are just guesstimates that are making us that much worry. Had there been its exact data the situation might have been much alarming than the present level.
Why Pakistan at No10 in climate change hit list?
The repercussions of rapid resource depletion in Pakistan are evident in shape of variations in its temperature level, irregular rain spells, all-of-sudden occurrences of natural disasters and rising tendency of sea intrusion.
As a result of resource depletion and environmental degradation
we are facing annual losses equal to 6 per cent of GDP and its size continues to increase in future.
We can understand the gloomy scenario of resource depletion in Pakistan by just one example.
There is global standard all over the world that out of total land of a country at least 25 per cent must be forests. But in Pakistan that percentage is only 4.5 percent.
Strangely enough that percentage is not only at standstill but also it is slightly moving down. But no any comprehensive policy-making has been done so far to address this issue.
Yes; off and on concerns are vocally expressed about this issue and efforts are made to give an impression that people are responsible for this lacking.
There is no any concept of viable policy-making in Pakistan to preserve and protect our natural resources from further depletion. Most of the plans are made on stand-alone basis and there is no coordination among stakeholders to implement such plan.
As a result these one-off plans never bring desired result but they are shown successful on papers only.
Experts opined that green affairs in Pakistan
can never be put on right track unless the data on natural resources depleted so far and whatever is left in our hand is developed on scientific basis. Till then we would be suffering from the impact of climate change as previously and our rank in Global Climate Risk Index
might move upward in near future.
To improve the environmental affairs of the country green governance must be made effective and result oriented. But the bitter reality is that in a country where overall governance is in its worst form how come one expects any betterment in its environmental governance.
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