Pakistan Red Crescent, religious scholars, and academia vow to promote climate change adaptation and mitigation
The Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) Sindh Branch with the support of German Red Cross (GRC) organized a stakeholders coordination meeting at Hotel Mehran Karachi on March 13, 2023, to discuss further activities in the ongoing second phase of the climate change adaptation program with various stakeholders, including religious scholars from different sects, academia, relevant government organizations and welfare organizations.
According to details, PRC-Sindh Provincial Secretary Kanwar Waseem thanked everyone for working together and said that the project’s first phase had been completed after a series of meetings and the signing of a joint declaration on climate change. “Now Pakistan Red Crescent is in the second phase of the Climate Change Program, and today we are here to discuss with our stakeholders about future activities through which we can effectively reach out to the public and preach the adaptation and mitigation measures to combat the negative effects of climate change in Sindh”, said the Kanwar Waseem.
Haji Muhammad Hanif Tayyab commended the PRCS for holding this follow-up meeting on climate change and said that the move showed the seriousness of the PRCS on the critical issue of climate change. Haji Maulana Tanveer-ul-Haq Thanvi and other scholars also vowed to perform their role effectively and create awareness among the people about the serious environmental issue.
Professor Abid Raza Irfaani, Qazi Ahmed Noorani Siddiqi, Shayaan Shah, Akhlaque A. Qureshi, Zaffar Abbass and other participants also addressed the participants and share their opinion about climate change adaptation.
Ms. Iram Ayaz, Program Officer, also gave a presentation on the Climate Change Program’s planned activities, which included coordination meetings, reviews of sectoral policies and legislation, production of related awareness material, social media campaigns, and engagement of influencers to raise climate change awareness in Pakistan.