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Climate Change

Ms. Bella Evidente – Country Programme Manager UN-Habitat Pakistan called the “cities to act” at the “Pakistan Sey Paris: on the road to 2015 Paris Climate Conference”

A two-day forum "Pakistan Sey Paris: on the road to 2015 Paris Climate Conference" was organised in Alhamra, Lahore, on the 13th and 14th of October 2015. It set the stage for Pakistan’s preparation and contribution to the COP21 Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris in December this year. The Lahore forum was jointly organised by the Embassy of France, Federal and Provincial Governments, the United Nations, WWF-Pakistan and a number of

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Pakistan Minister and UN-Habitat launch the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Islamabad

Federal Minister for Climate Change, Mr. Mushahidullah Khan, launched the “Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Islamabad and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT)”. The launch coincided with the celebration of World Environment Day 2015 at the Ministry. The event was widely attended. Mr. Khan thanked UN-Habitat and all contributors of this study. He emphasized that the study is important given the impact of environmental factors and climate

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HABITAT III Conference

Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to take place in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016. In resolution 66/207 and in line with the bi-decennial cycle (1976, 1996 and 2016), the United Nations General Assembly decided to convene, the Habitat III Conference to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization, to focus on the implementation of a “New Urban Agenda”, building on

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National Workshop on Finalization of Pakistan Country Report for Habitat III Conference

1000hrs, Islamabad: The final draft of the National Report for Habitat III Conference was presented and discussed at today’s national workshop held in Islamabad. Mr. Sajjad Ahmad, Director General (Environment), Ministry of Climate Change, led the workshop and he was joined by Dr. Manzoor Ahmed Awan, Associate Country Director, Oxfam GB and Ms. Bella Evidente, Country Programme Manager a.i., UN-Habitat Pakistan. Representatives from the Federal

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Cities & Climate Change Initiatives for Pakistani Cities

UN-Habitat Pakistan in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan, held the workshop on Cities & Climate Change Initiatives for Pakistani Cities (CCCI). The UN-Habitat Regional Coordinator for CCCI-Asia Pacific, (CCCI-AP) of UN-Habitat, Ms. Maria Adelaida Mias, shared the tools and activities that are done under this initiative. Keen interest was shown by CCCI-AP representative to include Pakistan as the 18th country

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World Water Day 2014: Water and Energy

Water and energy are closely interlinked and interdependent. Energy generation and transmission requires utilization of water resources, particularly for hydroelectric, nuclear, and thermal energy sources. Conversely, about 8% of the global energy generation is used for pumping, treating and transporting water to various consumers. In 2014, the UN System – working closely with its Member States and other relevant stakeholders – is collectively

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Students of the Islamabad Japanese School visited UN-Habitat Islamabad office

Students of the Islamabad Japanese School visited UN-Habitat Islamabad office. They enjoyed meeting the staff and learnt about the activities of UN-Habitat in Pakistan. They all received the "Indus River Game", a game that was developed by UN-Habitat to teach good and bad practices regarding water, hygiene, construction and environmental issues for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) purposes.

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October 1st, 2012-UN-Habitat celebrates World Habitat Day 2012, in 4 cities in Pakistan.

October 1st, 2012 Citizens from all walks of life including government officials, academia, civil society and urban planners came together for the celebration of World Habitat Day 2012 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Following the framework of the new Habitat initiative, UN-Habitat and the Government of Pakistan celebrated the global event nationally in 4 cities with a focus on future cities as engines of economic growth and smarter, safer cities for all.

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UN-Habitat and Serena Hotels join hands on Earth Day, 2012

April 22nd, 2012 Islamabad. UN-Habitat partnered with Islamabad Serena Hotel to celebrate Earth Day 2012 through a tree plantation and waste reduction campaign with UN-Habitat facilitated Environment Clubs in urban schools. The main objective of this campaign was to increase awareness and appreciation of the earth’s natural environment among the students participating, their teachers as well as their parents. One hundred Bottle-brush and Jacaranda

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World Water Day 22nd March, 2012

   Statistics say that each of us drinks from 2 to 4 litres of water every day, however most of the water we ‘drink’ is embedded in the food we eat: producing 1 kilo of beef for example consumes 15,000 litres of water while 1 kilo of wheat ’drinks up’ 1,500 litres. When a billion people in the world already live in chronic hunger and water resources are under pressure we cannot pretend the problem is ‘elsewhere’. Coping with population

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