Climate Change/Environment

Climate Change

The persistence of conflicts in border areas and security challenges throughout the country is affecting the all aspects of life and thus impedes development. According to German Watch Climate Risk Index 2015, Pakistan has been ranked sixth in climate change hit countries. The World Bank Group report 2013 revealed that the country temperature will have risen to 2.8 degree Celsius in day timings by 2070 that will heighten the food security threat.

Nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of vector-borne diseases which account for more than 17 percent of all infectious diseases and cause more than a million deaths annually.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the world’s fastest growing vector-borne disease is dengue, with a 30-fold increase in disease incidence over the last 50 years.

Most variable waterfall patterns are likely to compromise the supply of fresh water. Globally, water scarcity already affects 4 out of every 10 people. Lack of water and poor water causes water borne diseases more specifically increasing the risk of diarrhea, which kills approximately 2.2 million people every year.

The CHC aims to focus on promoting government and individual action to limit human induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels. CHC place a high priority on both healthy environment and development through advocacy, research, non-political, non-religious and non-racial approach.

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