Speakers stress need to raise awareness about climate change

The seminar, organized by IWMI, stresses climate change awareness, its impact on agriculture, and the need for adaptation, urging informed action.

A seminar in Peshawar emphasized the critical importance of understanding and addressing climate change impacts. Organized by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Pakistan under the USAID-funded Water Management for Enhanced Productivity (WMfEP) project, the event focused on climate change’s intricate link with agriculture, a major contributor to Pakistan’s GDP. Speakers highlighted the need for awareness campaigns, scientific studies, and adaptation measures to mitigate climate-related risks. IWMI presented findings of a scientific study, warning of alarming temperature trends and the urgent need for adaptive capacity enhancement. The study offered recommendations, including water resource-focused policies and sustainable farming practices for a resilient future.

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