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Day: December 9, 2022

Tsinghua’s institute for climate change and Asian Development Bank jointly call for good Nature-based Solutions practices in Asia

General, Press Release
MONTREAL, Dec. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The UN climate change conference COP27 in Egypt concluded less than three weeks before the kick-off of the 15th UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP15) in Montreal. The agendas of the UN treaties on climate change and biodiversity have increasingly intersected. This reflects a growing understanding of the linkages between the two issues and the need for integrated solutions. The Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development at Tsinghua University (ICCSD) and Asia Development Bank (ADB) jointly announced to call for good practices on Nature-based Solutions across Asia at CBD COP15. "The pathway to carbon neutrality is a systematic revolution related to society as a whole, so carbon neutrality is beyond climate change and Na...

Tsinghua’s institute for climate change and Asian Development Bank jointly call for good Nature-based Solutions practices in Asia

General
MONTREAL, Dec. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The UN climate change conference COP27 in Egypt concluded less than three weeks before the kick-off of the 15th UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP15) in Montreal. The agendas of the UN treaties on climate change and biodiversity have increasingly intersected. This reflects a growing understanding of the linkages between the two issues and the need for integrated solutions. The Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development at Tsinghua University (ICCSD) and Asia Development Bank (ADB) jointly announced to call for good practices on Nature-based Solutions across Asia at CBD COP15. "The pathway to carbon neutrality is a systematic revolution related to society as a whole, so carbon neutrality is beyond climate change and Nature-based Sol...

PM underscores to strengthen institutions eradicating corruption from country

National
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has underscored the need to strengthen institutions for eradicating corruption from the country by following the golden principles of Islam and ensuring supremacy of law. In his message on the occasion of World Corruption Day on Friday, he said this Day marks renewal of our pledge to root out this scourge as it is a major obstacle in the way of development and prosperity of any country and leads to its economic and administrative destruction. He emphasized the need for doing away with the practice of using corruption as a tool for political victimization. The Prime Minister regretted that the previous government jailed political opponents on the basis of frivolous corruption allegations. Terming corruption as a major national issue, the Pri...

Pakistan reiterates call to world community to stop India from blatant HR violations in IIOJK

National
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reiterated its call to the world community to stop India from its blatant human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). The call was made by Minister for Human Rights Riaz Hussain Pirzada and Advisor on Kashmir Affairs Qamar Zaman Kaira while addressing a news conference here in Islamabad on Friday. Riaz Hussain Pirzada said India must immediately withdraw its troops from Occupied Kashmir and lift all restrictions imposed there. He said Pakistan will always continue to support Kashmiri people who are facing Indian atrocities. Qamar Zaman Kaira said the world must fulfill its responsibility to uphold the sanctity of law and human rights in the Indian Occupied Kashmir and Palestine. He said Pakistan stands steadfast with its Kas...

Govt working on priority basis to rehabilitate flood victims: PM

National
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has appealed to the people to support the government which is working on priority basis to rehabilitate the flood victims. In a tweet on Friday, he said winter season has added to the miseries of flood hit people and providing shelter to them has become a huge challenge. The Prime Minister said we must not leave our sisters, brothers, children and elders alone in this difficult time. He thanked Menzies Aviation Group and SPARS Group for their donation of 100 houses for the victims in Tank.

Pak-US ties to have stronger economic sinews: Envoy

National
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Masood Khan has said Pakistan and the United States, as longstanding strategic allies, would continue to advance their shared agenda to counter terrorism, foster regional stability and strengthen defense ties. He said the resurgence of ISIS and dastardly terrorist attacks by TTP against Pakistan require strong security cooperation between Pakistan and the United States and removal of any barriers that impede it. “We will expand our partnerships in the economic realm, promote trade, investment and businesses and enhance cooperation in the energy, health, education, climate change and agriculture sectors,” he continued. Masood Khan made these remarks during a special discussion on ‘The Road Ahead: U.S-Pakistan Relations and Regional...