The World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event started by the UN back in 1972 that has become an important role in recent years for creating awareness about some of the most pressing challenges faced by humankind.
The booming fossil fuel industry in the last 70 years and rapid urbanization have exerted pressure on the limited resources of our planet and on this day, the global community comes together to celebrate our planet while pledging to make it healthier and greener.
Pakistan is ranked 5th on the climate change vulnerability index and faces serious threats in the form of increased variability of monsoon and receding of Himalayan glaciers that will likely impact the Indus river system and future agricultural production.
For a country of more than 200 million and a growth rate of 2 percent, food security is a major challenge. Pakistan is one of the few countries in the world where the temperature…