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Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country located in South Asia. It has a 1046 kilometer coastline along the Arabian Sea in the south, and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and the People's Republic of China in the far northeast. Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world.

Places, projects and networks Edit

  • In Karachi, the Orangi Pilot Project has linked hundreds of thousands of low-income households in informal settlements with good-quality sewers. By taking charge of the pipes connecting their houses to lane sewers, local residents cut costs to a fifth of what they would have been charged by the official water and sanitation agency.

News 2009 Edit

  • Volunteers from Pakistan set new tree planting world record, July 16 [1] With 541,176 young mangroves trees planted by 300 volunteers from the local fishermen communities just in one day, the total broke the previous 447,874 record held by historical rival India. The mangrove tree planting event was held in the vast wetland ecosystem of the Indus River Delta in the Southern Sindh Province, some 150 km south east from Karachi ­ a unique sanctuary of biodiversity designated in 2002 by the Government of Pakistan as a Ramsar Site (Wetland of International Importance), with support from WWF International Freshwater Programme. topic

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Climate change

Pakistan is a particpant of the United Nations Environment Programme's Climate Neutral Network

Pakistan is coming on board the CN Net with a vision of making the country a destination of choice for international carbon finance investments and Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects. Already, CDM projects ranging from biogas co-generation to energy and fuel efficiency are being implemented nation-wide.

The Government of Pakistan has also set the 10% target for renewable energy by 2015 and established the Alternate Energy Development Board to spearhead this effort. [2]

Food

Kitchen garden

This Nilopher Sikander from Lahore, Pakistan. I have started Kitchen Garden Promotional Programme at Lahore chamber of commerce. During last few months I have spread this idea in colleges had a very positive response from 50 NGO's I also held a conference where I invited many learned people on agriculture to help people start their own Kitchen Garden. Organized few stalls of different agri products and distributed free seeds. recently held a workshop about making fertilizer from home garbage.

A group is training 300 women about home grown vegetables in Hassalpur a village.


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References

  1. United Nations Environment Programme, July 16, 2009
  2. United Nations Environment Programme, June 5, 2009

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