Climate Change Adaptation

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Social protection, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (DRR) have developed as three separate fields over the last two decades, all rising prominently in recent years. In the first decade of the 21st century adaptation to climate change has risen sharply as a topic of scientific inquiry, in;

  • Local to international policy and planning,
  • The media
  • Public awareness.

Adaptation has a long and multidisciplinary history of investigation. As a result, meanings of the term differ by field and in practice.

The intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC)definition of adaptation in recognizing that adaptation must consider, but may not be justified by,climate change alone and may be initiated or undertaken in the context of non-climatic windowsof opportunity (e.g., land use plan updates, infrastructure replacement, renovating a building). As Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) is the largest humanitarian aid organization in Pakistan with its own structures in all provinces and regions of the country.

As an official national aid organization, the PRCS sees it as its duty to support the efforts of the government and the corresponding agencies (e.g. NDMA, PDMA, DDMA) in adapting and responding to the challenges posed by climate change. To this end, the PRCS seeks to strengthen and expand it sown structures and capacities in the area of climate change adaptation. This supports the Government of Pakistan’s plans and intentions laid out in its Framework for Implementation of Climate Change Policy 2014-2030, in which the PRCS is identified as responsible for contributing to various strategic climate change actions in the areas of;

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Health adaptation.

As a result, the CCA program shall be integrated into each section of Pakistan Red Crescent existing department and future projects.

Jahangir Soomro
Program Officer Climate Change Adaptation PRCS Sindh
Hilal-e-Ahmer House,
Clifton Road, Karachi
Cell: +92 334 1853729



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