Experts have called for massive forestation to fight climate change-induced disasters.
They were speaking at a seminar organised by Bahria University, Islamabad to highlight the significance of forests in connection with the International Day of Forest (IDF) on Monday.
The day with a theme “forests and water” was marked by International Union of Conservation of Nature in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change, the Capital Development Authority, Bahria University, Air University and Fatima Jinnah Women University with an objective to protect forests from damages and promoting forestry to tackle challenges of global warming.
Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) Deputy Inspector General Abdul Munaf Qaimkhani said, “In order to reduce the rising trend of temperature and melting process of glaciers it is imperative that we should devote our energies towards bringing maximum area under green cover”.
IUCN Islamabad office Manager Fauzia Bilqis Malik highlighted the global and local achievements and work of the IUCN in the conservation of forest and water.
Capital Development Authority Member Sanaullah Aman talked about the steps being taken by civic agency to reduce environmental degradation and make Islamabad more green.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 22nd, 2016.